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Etymology 1

From Hebrew

Symbol

he

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) ISO 639-1 code for Hebrew.

Etymology 2

Transliteration of various Semitic letters, including 𐤄 (h), ה (h), and Syriac ܗ (h), ).

Pronunciation

Noun

he

  1. The name of 𐤄 (h), ), the fifth letter of the Phoenician alphabet (He).
  2. The fifth letter of the Aramaic alphabet (Hē).
  3. The name of ה (h), he), the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (He).
    • 1658: The same number in the Hebrew mysteries and Cabalistical accounts was the character of Generation; declared by the Letter He, the fifth in their Alphabet — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 210)
  4. The name of ܗ (h), ), the fifth letter of the Syriac alphabet (Hē).

English

Etymology

From Old English < Proto-Germanic *hiz < Proto-Germanic *khi- < Proto-Indo-European *ki- (this, here).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

he third-person singular, masculine, nominative case (accusative him, reflexive himself, possessive his)

  1. (personal) A male other; the previously mentioned male; himself.
  2. (personal) That (when referring to a man).
    Bob, he of Poughkeepsie.
  3. (personal) Another (person or animal) whose gender is unknown (with animals this includes dogs, rodents; see she).

Usage notes

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Breton

Pronoun

he

  1. her

Usage notes


Dutch

Interjection

he

  1. Said when surprised or when objecting to something.

Finnish

(index he)

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: he
  • Rhymes: -e
  • IPA: [he]

Pronoun

he

  1. (personal) they (only of people).

Declension

Usage notes

  • In standard Finnish, he can practically never be omitted, despite the verb showing both the person and the number. (compare the usage of hän, "she" / "he")

Synonyms

  • (dialectal): het
  • (dialectal): hyö
  • (colloquial): ne

See also


Japanese

Noun

he (hiragana )

  1. : fart

Mandarin

Verb

he (Pinyin hē)

  1. : drink
    he tai duo kafei dui shenti bu hao. "To drink coffee too much is bad for health."

Conjunction

he (Pinyin hé)

  1. : and
    Jiǎntǐzì shì Zhōngguó Liánhéguó de biāozhǔn Hànzì. (简体字是中国和联合国的标准汉字.) — Jiantizi is the standard Hanzi of China and the UN.

Pinyin syllable

he

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hiz. Cognate with Old Frisian hi, he, Old Saxon hi, he.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

(accusative hine, genitive his, dative him)

  1. he

Descendants

  • English: he

Spanish

Verb

he

  1. First-person singular indicative present of haber.

See also

  • (with acute accent)

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