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Definitions and meaning of he

he

Alternative forms

  • hee (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From Middle English he, from Old English , from Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: , IPA(key): /ˈhiː/, (unstressed) IPA(key): /hi/, /i/
  • (US) enPR: , IPA(key): /hi/, [hi], [çi]
  • Rhymes: -iː

Pronoun

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

  1. (personal) A male person or animal already known or implied.
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[2]
      Though Bane’s sing-song voice gives his pronouncements a funny lilt, he doesn’t have any of the Joker’s deranged wit, and Nolan isn’t interested in undercutting his seriousness for the sake of a breezier entertainment.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:he.
  2. (personal, sometimes proscribed, see usage notes) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant.
    The rulebook clearly states that "if any student is caught cheating, he will be expelled", and you were caught cheating, were you not, Anna?
  3. (personal) An animal whose gender is unknown.
  4. A genderless object regarded as masculine, such as certain stars (e.g. Sun, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter) or certain ships.
    Antonyms: she, it
    • 1770, A Mathematical Miscellany in Four Parts, 3rd edition, p. 125:
      JUPITER is the largest of all the Planets, his Orbit lies between the Orbits of the Earth and Mars, and at the cast Distance of 426 Millions of Miles from the Sun, he goes round him in 11 Years, 314 Days and 12 Hours; []
Usage notes
  • He was traditionally used as both a masculine and a gender-neutral pronoun, but since the mid 20th century generic usage has sometimes been considered sexist and limiting. It is deprecated by some style guides, such as Wadsworth. In place of generic he, writers and speakers may use he or she, alternate he and she as the indefinite person, use the singular they, or rephrase sentences to use plural they.
Synonyms
  • (person whose gender is unknown): one, you (indefinite, colloquial); he or she, he/she, they, s/he, or these other third-person pronouns (see "Combined forms", "Invented pronouns")
  • (animal whose gender is unknown): it
Derived terms
Translations

See he/translations § Pronoun.

See also
References

Determiner

he

  1. (African-American Vernacular) Synonym of his

Noun

he (countable and uncountable, plural hes)

  1. (uncountable) The game of tag, or it, in which the player attempting to catch the others is called "he".
  2. The player attempting to catch the others in this game.
  3. (informal) A male.
    Is your cat a he or a she?

Etymology 2

Transliteration of various Semitic letters, such as Phoenician 𐤄(h), Hebrew ה(h), Syriac ܗ(h, ), and Old South Arabian 𐩠(h).

Alternative forms

  • hay
  • hei
  • hey

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /heɪː/

Noun

he

  1. The name of the fifth letter of many Semitic alphabets (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
    • 1658, Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus, Folio Society 2007, page 210:
      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.
    • 1988, Christina Pribićević-Zorić, translating Milorad Pavić, Dictionary of the Khazars, Vintage 1989, p. 7:
      This Nehama claimed that in his own hand he recognized the consonant “he” of his Hebrew language, and in the letter “vav” his own male soul.
  2. The name of the first letter of the Old South Arabian abjad.
Translations
See also
  • Appendix:Hebrew alphabet
Further reading
  • He (letter) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 3

Interjection

he

  1. (uncommon, usually reduplicated) An expression of laughter.
    Synonyms: ha, hehe (more common)
    • 1897, Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Charles Henry Warner, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z, page 1791:
      If e'er he went into excess, / 'Twas from a somewhat lively thirst; / But he who would his subjects bless, / Odd's fish!—must wet his whistle first; / And so from every cask they got, / Our king did to himself allot / At least a pot. / Sing ho, ho, ho! and he, he, he! / That's the kind of king for me.
    • 1921, Norman Davey, The Pilgrim of a Smile, page 247:
      "Well, what is your next tale?" said Sumner, a little brusquely. "He, he! he, he! . . . he, he!" chuckled the bottle, "the text tale I'm going to tell you in a very funny one. It will make you laugh. There's a lady in it—he, he!—a very comic affair."

Anagrams

  • -eh, E.H., EH, eH, eh

Aukan

Noun

he

  1. paca (large South and Central American rodent)

References

  • Aukan-English Dictionary (SIL), citing Vernon (1985)

Breton

Etymology

Compare Welsh ei.

Determiner

he

  1. her

Catalan

Alternative forms

  • haig

Verb

he

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of haver

Classical Nahuatl

Etymology

A natural expression.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [é]

Interjection

he

  1. an expression of physical pain; ouch.
    • 1571: Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, f. 22r. col. 1.
      He. o. interjection del / que ſequexa con do / lor.
      He. ouch, and interjection used by one complaining in pain.

References

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, page 22r

Danish

Interjection

he

  1. (onomatopoeia) Signifies a laugh, especially one that is slightly mischievous.

See also

  • ha

Dutch

Interjection

he

  1. Misspelling of .
  2. Misspelling of .

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Interjection

he

  1. interjection used to attract someone's attention, hey
  2. interjection expressing irony

Derived terms

  • he ho

See also

  • hej

Fasu

Noun

hẹ or hȩ́ (Fasu)

  1. water
  2. river
    he Aiyo : the River Aiyo
  3. lake
    he Kutupu : Lake Kutubu
  4. liquid

Synonyms

  • hi (Namumi)

References

  • Karl J. Franklin, Comparative Wordlist 1 of the Gulf District and adjacent areas (1975), page 67
  • Eunice Loeweke, Jean May, General grammar of Fasu (Namo Me) (1980)
  • Eunice Loeweke, Jean May, Fasu Namo Me dictionary (1981, digitized 2006)

Finnish

Etymology 1

From Proto-Finnic *hek, from Proto-Finno-Permic *sej. Cognates include Northern Sami sii. The word is inflected as plural, but there is no plural marker in the nominative, except in dialects (het).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhe/, [ˈhe̞]
  • Rhymes: -e
  • Syllabification: he

Pronoun

he

  1. (personal) they (always plural, only of people)
Usage notes
  • In standard Finnish, he is practically never omitted, despite the verb showing both the person and the number. (compare the usage of hän, "she" / "he")
Declension
  • Irregular. The comitative and instructive forms don't exist; the abessive is hardly used.
  • In addition to the standard set of cases, he and other personal pronouns have a specific accusative form; heidät.
Synonyms
  • (dialectal): het
  • (dialectal): hyö
  • (colloquial): ne

See also

  • minä
  • sinä
  • hän
  • me
  • te

Etymology 2

From Phoenician 𐤄‎(h‎) and/or Hebrew ה‎‎.

Noun

he

  1. he (fifth letter of the Hebrew and Phoenician scripts and the Northwest Semitic abjad)
Declension

German Low German

Alternative forms

  • hee
  • (in other dialects, including Mecklenburgisch Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian) hei
  • (in other dialects, including Sauerländisch) hai
  • (in other dialects, including regional Westphalian and East Frisian as rare alternative form)

Etymology

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɛɪ̯/

Pronoun

he m (genitive sin, dative 1 em, dative 2 en, dative 3 jüm, accusative 1 em, accusative 2 en)

  1. (in some dialects, including, Münsterland, Mecklenburg, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) he (third-person singular masculine pronoun)
    (Low Prussian) He ös to lat.
    He is too late.

Usage notes

  • Which dative is employed depends on dialect, not on function.
  • Some dialects might consider any of the inflected forms obsolete.

Further reading

  • G. Ungt, Twee Geschichten in Mönstersk Platt. Ollmanns Jans in de Friümde un Ollmanns Jans up de Reise, 1861. The text has dative em and accusative em and en, and on page 22 the author notes: "Hier und in vielen Fällen steht der Dativ em statt des Accusativ en (ihm statt ihn) nach der Bequemlichkeit, die sich diese Mundart erlaubt." (Here and in many other places stands the dative em instead of the accusative en ...)

Hadza

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɦe/

Verb

he

  1. to say, to tell
    Synonyms: î, hiyagga

Hawaiian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Article

he (indefinite)

  1. a, an
    he wahine au
    I am a woman
    he wahine kāna
    s/he has a wife

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /he/, /hɛ/

Noun

he (plural be-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter H/h.

See also

  • (Latin script letter names) litero; a, be, ce, che, de, e, fe, ge, he, i, je, ke, le, me, ne, o, pe, que, re, se, she, te, u, ve, we, xe, ye, ze (Category: io:Latin letter names)

Japanese

Romanization

he

  1. Rōmaji transcription of (hiragana)
  2. Rōmaji transcription of (katakana)

Kholosi

Etymology

Cognate with Sindhi ھِي(, this).

Pronoun

he

  1. it (proximal)

References

  • Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014) , “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx[3], pages 13-36

Kikuyu

Etymology

Hinde (1904) records kuha as an equivalent of English give in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Swahili kupa, etc. as its equivalents.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɛ/

Verb

he (infinitive kũhe)

  1. to give

Derived terms

(Proverbs)

  • mwana ndaheanagwo

Related terms

(Nouns)

  • kĩhe(e)o class 7
  • maheeo class 6

References

  • Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu, p. 361. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).

Lakota

Particle

he

  1. question-marking particle used by females in formal speech

Usage notes

Informally, both men and women use this question-marking particle. When speaking formally, however, only women use it. In a formal setting, men use huwó, hwo, or huŋwó.

Synonyms

  • huwó (used by men)

Mandarin

Romanization

he

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

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

Maori

Article

he

  1. a, an, some: indefinite article

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English , from Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /heː/

Pronoun

he (accusative him or hine, genitive his or hisen, possessive determiner his)

  1. Third-person singular masculine pronoun: he
    • 14th century, Chaucer, General Prologue:
  2. it; used also of inanimate objects
  3. (impersonal) Third-person singular impersonal pronoun: one; you
Usage notes

In addition to referring to male humans and animals, this pronoun was used for inanimate objects belonging to the masculine grammatical gender early in Middle English. As grammatical gender obsolesced, this pronoun continued to refer to inanimate objects.

Alternative forms
  • hee, e, a, ho, heo, hie, hye, , hi, hey, ha, ȝe
Descendants
  • Scots: he
  • English: he

References

  • “he, pron.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

From Old English hīe, .

Pronoun

he (accusative hem or he, genitive heres or heren, possessive determiner here)

  1. Third-person plural nominative pronoun: they
  2. Third-person plural accusative pronoun: them
Alternative forms
  • heo, heȝ, hey, hei, ha, hay, hy, hi, hye, hie, hig, hiȝ, hij, hio, ho, hoe, hue, huy, hui, e, i, a

See also

  • þei

References

  • “he, pron.(3).” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 3

Pronoun

he

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)

Etymology 4

Interjection

he

  1. Alternative form of hey (hey)

Etymology 5

Noun

he

  1. Alternative form of heye (hedge)

Etymology 6

Adjective

he (comparative her, superlative hest)

  1. Alternative form of heigh (high)

Etymology 7

Verb

he (third-person singular simple present heth, present participle hende, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle hed)

  1. Alternative form of hyen (to go quickly)

Middle Low German

Etymology

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronunciation

  • Stem vowel: ê⁴
    • (originally) IPA(key): /heː/

Pronoun

  1. (third person singular masculine nominative) he

Declension


North Frisian

Pronoun

he

  1. Alternative form of hi

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xeː/, [heː]

Pronoun

 m (accusative hine, genitive his, dative him)

  1. he
  2. it (when the thing being referred to is masculine)

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: he
    • Scots: he
    • English: he

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • hie

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun

 m

  1. he

Declension

Descendants

  • German Low German: he

Portuguese

Verb

he

  1. Obsolete spelling of é

Scots

Etymology

From Middle English he, from Old English , from Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hi/, /hɪ/
  • Rhymes: -iː

Pronoun

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

  1. he

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e/, [e̞]
  • Homophones: , e
  • Rhymes: -e

Etymology 1

From Arabic هَا(); related to Portuguese eis.

Adverb

he

  1. (poetic, dated) here is
  2. (biblical, dated) behold (+ aquí)
Usage notes
  • Takes pronoun suffixes, e.g. heme (here I am), and is mostly used together with aquí, ahí, allí.
See also
  • hay
  • he aquí

Etymology 2

Noun

he f (plural hes)

  1. he; the Hebrew letter ה

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

he

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of haber.

Swedish

Etymology

Related to häva.

Verb

he (present her, preterite hedde, supine hett, imperative he)

  1. (regional, colloquial) to put

Conjugation


Turkish

Etymology 1

Noun

he (definite accusative heyi, plural heler)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter H.

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) harf; a, be, ce, çe, de, e, fe, ge, yumuşak ge, he, ı, i, je, ke, le, me, ne, o, ö, pe, re, se, şe, te, u, ü, ve, ye, ze

Etymology 2

Particle

he

  1. Alternative form of ha

Interjection

he

  1. Alternative form of ha

Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

From Old Norse þat n, from Proto-Germanic *þat (neuter of *sa (that)), from Proto-Indo-European *tód (neuter of *só (that)). Akin to English that.

Alternative forms

  • ä

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [he], [hɛ] (example of pronunciation)

Pronoun

he n (dative dy or di, genitive diss)

  1. (demonstrative) that
  2. (personal) it

Conjunction

he

  1. that
  2. as, when, simultaneously as

Usage notes

The prepositions å/a, fyri, i, ti, åt/at, /ve, fȯr, onna and unnär govern the accusative for direction, and dative for location or relation, while diss is used like the when comparing things.

Etymology 2

Contraction of hȯrä or hvo.

Adverb

he

  1. how
  2. what

Etymology 3

From Old Norse hefja, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną.

Alternative forms

  • heva
  • häva

Verb

he (present he or hev or häv, preterite hov, supine hyvi or hevi or hävi)

  1. put

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a male person or animal.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)