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Definitions and meaning of hi

hi

Etymology 1

American English First recorded reference is to speech of a Kansas Indian (1862); originally to attract attention, probably a variant of Middle English hey, hy (circa 1475). Also an exclamation to call attention. See hey.

Alternative forms

  • heigh

Pronunciation

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

Interjection

hi

  1. A friendly, informal, casual greeting said upon someone's arrival.
    • 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 in hyphenated terms.
    Get hi-quality videos here!
Derived terms
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

  • IPA(key): (Southern) /i/, [i]
  • IPA(key): (Northern) /hi/, [ɦi]

Pronoun

hi

  1. (informal, familiar) Second-person singular personal pronoun; you

Usage notes

  • This pronoun is very informal, and is only used between close friends or family members. In all other situations, zu is used.
  • When addressing someone using this pronoun, all verb forms (including those not governed by hi) must be in allocutive agreement. For example:

Declension

Related terms

  • heu

Further reading

  • “hi” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • “hi” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

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

German

Etymology

From English hi, from 1990s digitalization.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ̯/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯
  • Homophones: hei, high

Interjection

hi

  1. (very informal) hi
    Synonym: moin

Further reading

  • “hi” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

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. Alternative form of hija

Inflection


Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch hīe

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 Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English

Etymology 1

Pronoun

hi

  1. Alternative form of I (I)

Etymology 2

Pronoun

hi

  1. Alternative form of he (he)

Etymology 3

Pronoun

hi

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)

Etymology 4

Pronoun

hi

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

Middle Low German

Pronunciation

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

Pronoun

  1. Alternative form of .

North Frisian

Alternative forms

  • he

Etymology

From Old Frisian , from Proto-West Germanic *hiʀ, 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

Determiner

hi f (masculine hin, neuter hitt, plural hine)

  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

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *hiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *hiz. Cognates include Old English and Old Dutch hie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhiː/

Pronoun

  1. he

Declension

Descendants

  • North Frisian:
    Most dialects: hi, he
    Halligen: hii
  • Saterland Frisian: hie
  • West Frisian: hy

References

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old Irish

Alternative forms

  • i

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *en (compare Welsh yn), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (compare English in, Latin in, Ancient Greek ἐν (en)).

Preposition

hi (triggers eclipsis)

  1. in (with dative)
  2. into (with accusative)

For quotations using this term, see Citations:hi.

Inflection

Combinations with the definite article:

  • isin (accusative masculine/feminine singular)
  • issa (accusative neuter singular)
  • isind (dative singular)
  • isna (accusative plural)
  • isnaib (dative plural)

Combinations with possessive determiners:

  • im (in my) (1st person singular)
  • inna, na (in his/her/its/their) (3rd person)

The form i is unchanged in combination with a relative pronoun.

Descendants
  • Irish: i
  • Scottish Gaelic: an
  • Manx: ayns

Further reading

  • Thurneysen, Rudolf (1940, reprinted 2003)D. A. Binchy and Osborn Bergin, transl., A Grammar of Old Irish, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, →ISBN, § 842, pages 518–22

Etymology 2

Particle

hi

  1. Alternative spelling of í

Pali

Alternative forms

Conjunction

hi

  1. for, because

Adverb

hi

  1. indeed, certainly

References

  • Childers, Robert Caesar, Dictionary of the Päli Language, London: Trübner & Company, 1875.
  • Pali Text Society (1921-1925), “hi”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead

Sumerian

Romanization

hi

  1. Romanization of 𒄭 (ḫi)

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

Yoruba

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /hí/

Noun

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) lẹ́tà; á, bí, dí, é, ẹ́, fí, gí, gbì, , í, jí, kí, lí, mí, ní, ó, ọ́, pí, rí, sí, ṣí, tí, ú, wí, yí

Zou

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hi˧/

Noun

hi

  1. disease

References

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 40

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