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3 letters words from 'het'

ETH 6HET 6
THE 6 

2 letters words from 'het'

EH 5ET 2
HE 5TE 2

All 3 letters words made out of het

het eht hte the eth teh

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word het. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in het.

Definitions and meaning of het

het

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

Clipping of heterosexual.

Noun

het (countable and uncountable, plural hets)

  1. (countable, slang) A heterosexual person.
  2. (uncountable, fandom slang) Fan fiction based on celebrities or fictional characters involved in an opposite-sex romantic and/or sexual relationship.
    • 2005, Rhiannon Bury, Cyberspaces of Their Own: Female Fandoms Online, Peter Lang (2005), →ISBN, page 207:
      Mary Ellen Curtin presented a paper at the 2002 Popular Culture Association conference in which she studied fanfiction archives to discover that black characters appeared far less in both het and slash fiction than white or even Latino/a characters.
    • 2006, Catherine Driscoll, "One True Pairing: The Romance of Pornography and the Pornography of Romance", in Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays (eds. Karen Hellekson & Kristina Busse), McFarland & Company (2006), →ISBN, page 84:
      The vast majority of fan fiction is het or slash, and these types are usually defined against each other as approaches to romance and porn, marginalizing gen as something outside of the dominant concerns of fan fiction.
    • 2010, Rebecca Ward Black, "Just Don't Call Them Cartoons: The New Literacy Spaces of Anime, Manga, and Fanfiction", in Handbook of Research on New Literacies (eds. Julie Coiro, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear, & Donald J. Leu), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2010), →ISBN, page 595:
      Other studies explore why some women write het, or fictions with heterosexual pairings of certain couples, within canons such as Star Trek Voyager that generally inspire slash fiction (Somogyi, 2002).
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:het.
Synonyms
  • (fan fiction): hetfic

Adjective

het (comparative more het, superlative most het)

  1. (slang) Heterosexual.

Etymology 2

Strong conjugation of heat

Verb

het

  1. (dialect) simple past tense and past participle of heat

Adjective

het (comparative more het, superlative most het)

  1. (dialect) Heated.
Derived terms
  • het up

Etymology 3

Clipping of heterozygous.

Noun

het (plural hets)

  1. heterozygote
    • For sale: Albino hognose female $20k. Hets $12.5k for pair.

Adjective

het (not comparable)

  1. heterozygous

Etymology 4

Noun

het (plural hets)

  1. Alternative form of heth (Semitic letter)

Anagrams

  • -eth, ETH, Eth, Eth., TEH, eth, eth-, teh, the, the-

Afrikaans

Alternative forms

  • 't (in informal writing, reflecting the contracted pronunciation)

Etymology

From the Dutch 3rd person singular of hebben, which is heeft in standard Dutch, but het in many dialects. Compare also German hat, English has (from older English hath).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɦɛt/
  • IPA(key): /(ə)t/ (contracted, unstressed)

Verb

het

  1. present of

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /ət/, /ɦət/
  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): (usually) /(ɦ)ət/, (when stressed) /ɦɛt/
  • Hyphenation: het
  • Rhymes: -ət, -ɛt

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch dat, which was contracted to 't in usual speech. This form was later interpreted as being the same as the neuter pronoun het (etymology 2, see below), which was contracted in the same way. This then led to the modern form/spelling het, which some might see as being unetymological.

Article

het n

  1. the (the neuter definite article)
    het boek
    the book
    het meisje
    the girl
Derived terms
  • aan het
  • hetzelfde
See also


Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch het, hit, from Old Dutch it, hit, from Proto-Germanic *it, *hit.

Pronoun

het n

  1. it; third-person singular, neuter, subjective
    Het is een mooi huis, maar een beetje klein.
    It is a nice house, but a little small.
  2. it; third-person singular, neuter, objective
    Kun je het goed zien?
    Can you see it well?
    Ik doe het als jij het wilt.
    I'll do it if you want it. (i.e. "if you want me to")
    Het meisje heeft honger, geef het een boterham.
    The girl is hungry, give her a sandwich.
  3. it; impersonal
    Het is laat.
    It is late.
    Het regent alweer.
    It's raining again.
    Hoe gaat het?
    How is it going?
Usage notes
  • This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart er. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.
  • In a double-object construction with another pronoun, het is generally the direct object but precedes the other pronoun: Geef het hem terug! (Give it back to him!). Compare regional English Give it him back!. This is different from other neuter pronouns, which usually follow the indirect object: Geef hem dat terug! (Give that back to him!)
See also



Finnish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhet/, [ˈhe̞t̪]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Syllabification: het

Pronoun

het

  1. (personal, dialectal, including Kven) they (only of people).
Synonyms
  • he (standard Finnish)
  • hyö (dialectal)
  • net (Kven)

Etymology 2

Noun

het

  1. heth (eighth letter of the Hebrew and Phoenician scripts and the Northwest Semitic abjad)
Declension

Etymology 3

Noun

het

  1. nominative plural of he

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch hit, it, from Proto-Germanic *hit, *it.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /het/

Pronoun

het n

  1. it

Inflection

Alternative forms

  • hit
  • et, it

Descendants

  • Dutch: het (only the pronoun; the definite article is a weakened form of dat)
  • Limburgish: hèt

Further reading

  • “het”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “het”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Noun

het

  1. Alternative form of heed

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • (of adjective) heit (Nynorsk also)
  • (of verb) hette

Etymology 1

From Old Norse heitr

Adjective

het (neuter singular hett, definite singular and plural hete, comparative hetere, indefinite superlative hetest, definite superlative heteste)

  1. hot (most senses)
Synonyms
  • varm

Etymology 2

Verb

het

  1. simple past of hete (Etymology 3)

References

  • “het” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

het

  1. past tense of heita and heite

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /heːt/

Verb

hēt

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of hātan

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *haitaz. Compare Old English hāt, Old Frisian hēt, Old High German heiz, Old Norse heitr.

Adjective

hēt

  1. hot, fierce

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: hēt
    • Low German: het, heet, hitt

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish hēter, from Old Norse heitr, from Proto-Germanic *haitaz.

Pronunciation

Adjective

het (comparative hetare, superlative hetast)

  1. hot; having a very high temperature
  2. hot; feverish
  3. hot; (of food) spicy
  4. hot; radioactive
  5. hot; (slang) physically very attractive
    Den kvinnan är het!
    That woman is hot!
  6. hot; popular, in demand.

Declension

Synonyms

  • (of high temperature): (mycket) varm
  • (feverish): febrig
  • (spicy): stark
  • (popular): inne

Antonyms

  • (of high temperature): iskall, kall, kylig, sval
  • (spicy): mild
  • (popular): ute

Verb

het

  1. imperative of heta.

Anagrams

  • the

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English head.

Noun

het

  1. (anatomy) head

Welsh

Etymology

Borrowed from Old English hætt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɛt/

Noun

het f (plural hetiau)

  1. hat

Derived terms

  • hetiwr (hatter, milliner)

Mutation

Further reading

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “het”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies


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