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Definitions and meaning of hi

hi

Etymology 1

American English (first recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian), originally to attract attention, probably a variant of Middle English hy, hey (circa 1475) also an exclamation to call attention.

Alternative forms

  • heigh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: Hi, hie, high

Interjection

hi

  1. A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      Anna: Pete, hi! Hi, we are here! — Pete: Hi, Anna! Hi, Marsha! — Anna: Hi! — Pete: How are you two? — Marsha: I am great!
  2. An exclamation to call attention.
  3. (dated) Expressing wonder or derision.
Synonyms
  • (friendly informal greeting): hello, greetings
Translations

Noun

hi (plural his)

  1. The word "hi" used as a greeting.
    I didn't even get a hi.
Synonyms
  • greeting, hello

Etymology 2

From high.

Adjective

hi

  1. Informal spelling of high, often hyphenated.
    Get hi-quality videos here!
Derived terms
  • hi-def, hi-lo, hi-fi, hi-five, hi-tech, hi-vis
Related terms
  • lo
  • mid

Anagrams

  • IH

Albanian

Etymology

Tosk form of Gheg (pl. hin), from Proto-Albanian *skina, from *skines, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱenHis (compare Latin cinis (dust; cinder), Ancient Greek κόνις (kónis, ashes; dust)).

Noun

hi m (definite singular hiri)

  1. ash, ashes
  2. dust of corpses
  3. (figuratively) memory of the dead

Derived terms

  • hirët
  • hirtë
  • hith

Basque

Pronunciation

  • (Southern) IPA(key): /i/
  • (Northern) IPA(key): /hi/

Pronoun

hi

  1. second-person singular personal pronoun, familiar; you
Declension
Related terms
  • heu

Breton

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *sī. Cognate to Welsh hi.

Pronoun

hi

  1. she

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Catalan y, i, hic, from Latin hīc (here) and ibī (there). Compare French y.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈi/
  • Homophone: i
  • Rhymes: -i

Pronoun

hi (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. represents a place associated with the action described by the verb, unless the place would be introduced by the preposition de
  2. there (in constructions such as "there is", "there are", etc.: see haver-hi)
  3. replaces an adverb (or adverbial phrase) describing the manner, instrument or association of an action
  4. replaces a phrase introduced by any preposition except de (most commonly a or en)
  5. replaces an indefinite noun or an adjective which is the predicate of a verb other than ésser, esdevenir, estar or semblar
  6. (Central Catalan) in combination with other object pronouns, the third-person singular indirect object pronoun ("to him", "to her", "to it")

Usage notes

  • When more than one object pronoun is associated with a given verb, hi is always the last in the group.
  • Hi and ho cannot be used together with the same verb, nor can two his be used together.
  • It is sometimes stated that hi is never used to replace a compliment beginning with de. This is not completely accurate, as hi can replace adverbial phrases such as de pressa, de sobte, etc.

Declension

Derived terms

  • (Proclitic contractions): l'hi, m'hi, n'hi, s'hi, t'hi
  • (Enclitic contractions): -ens-hi, -l'hi, -la-hi, -les-hi, -los-hi, 'ls-hi, -m'hi, -n'hi, 'ns-hi, -s'hi, -t'hi, -us-hi, -vos-hi

See also

  • en pron
  • ho pron

Further reading

  • “hi” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Cornish

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *sī. Cognate to Welsh hi.

Pronoun

hi

  1. she (third-person feminine singular personal pronoun).

Etymology 2

Noun

hi

  1. Aspirate mutation of ki.

Danish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -i
  • Rhymes: -iː

Etymology 1

From Norwegian hi, from Old Norse hið.

Noun

hi n (singular definite hiet, plural indefinite hier)

  1. winter quarters, winter lair (for hibernation); hibernation (used literally or figuratively)
    at gå i hi
    to enter hibernation
Declension
Synonyms
  • vinterhi

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeia for laughter or giggling.

Interjection

hi

  1. (onomatopoeia) Signifies giggling.
See also
  • ha

Fasu

Noun

hị

  1. (Namumi) Synonym of he

References

  • Karl J. Franklin, Comparative Wordlist 1 of the Gulf District and adjacent areas (1975), page 67

Japanese

Romanization

hi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Latin

Pronoun

  1. nominative masculine plural of hic

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic هِيَ(hiya)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iː/

Pronoun

hi

  1. she

Inflection


Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch hīe, from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hiː/

Pronoun

hi

  1. he

Inflection

Descendants

  • Dutch: hij, ie
  • Limburgish: hae

Further reading

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

Middle English

Etymology 1

Pronoun

hi

  1. Alternative form of I

References

  • “ich (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 5 May 2018.

Etymology 2

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

Pronoun

hi

  1. Alternative form of he

References

  • “he, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 6 May 2018.

Etymology 3

Pronoun

hi

  1. Alternative form of heo

References

  • “he, pron. (2)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 10 June 2018.

Etymology 4

From Old English hīe, .

Pronoun

hi

  1. Alternative form of he

References

  • “he, pron. (3)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

Middle Low German

Pronunciation

  • Possibly: IPA(key): /hiː/
  • Certainly: Stem vowel: ê⁴
    • IPA(key): /hiɛ/, /hiə/

Pronoun

  1. Alternative form of .

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *hiz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe.

Pronoun

hi

  1. he

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hiː/ (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse híð and híði.

Noun

hi n (definite singular hiet, indefinite plural hi, definite plural hia)

  1. lair (of an animal), sett (badgers)

Etymology 2

Pronoun

hi

  1. feminine singular of hin

Etymology 3

Interjection

hi

  1. hee; expression of snickering

References

  • “hi” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xiː/, [hiː]

Pronoun

  1. Alternative form of hīe (they)

Old Frisian

Pronoun

hi

  1. he

Inflection


Old Irish

Preposition

hi

  1. Alternative spelling of i
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 7d10
      Corrop inonn cretem bes hi far cridiu ⁊ a n-as·beraid hó bélib.
      So that the belief which is in your heart and what ye utter with your lips may be the same.

Particle

hi

  1. Alternative spelling of í

Pali

Alternative forms

Conjunction

hi

  1. for, because

Adverb

hi

  1. indeed, certainly

References

  • Robert Cæsar Childers (1875), A Dictionary of the Pali Language, London: Trübner & Co.
  • hi in Pali Text Society (1921–1925), Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead. (licensed under CC-BY-NC)

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [hi˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [hɪj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [hɪj˧˧]

Verb

hi

  1. to bare one's teeth

See also

  • nhe

Welsh

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *sī (compare Old Irish ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hiː/

Pronoun

hi

  1. she, her

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hiː/ (example of pronunciation)
    • Rhymes: -íːð
    • (southernmost lects) Rhymes: -íː, -íːð
    • (í-ý merger) Rhymes: -íːð, -ýːð

Etymology

From Old Norse híð and híði.

Noun

hi n

  1. lair (of an animal), sett (badgers)
Derived terms
  • hi a
  • higrän

Zou

Noun

hi

  1. disease

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an interjection used as a greeting.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)