Last modified on 22 November 2014, at 23:40
See also: hét and нет

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of heterosexual.

NounEdit

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 0820471186, 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 9780786426409, 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 9780805856514, 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 the citations page.
SynonymsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

het (comparative more het, superlative most het)

  1. (slang) Heterosexual.

Etymology 2Edit

Strong conjugation of heat

VerbEdit

het

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

AdjectiveEdit

het (comparative more het, superlative most het)

  1. (dialect) Heated.
Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

VerbEdit

het

  1. present tense of

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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 spelling beginning with h, which might be seen as unetymological.

ArticleEdit

het n

  1. the (the neuter definite article)
    het boek
    the book
    het meisje
    the girl
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Dutch definite article
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative de de het de
Genitive des der des der
Dative den der den den
Accusative den de het de


Etymology 2Edit

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

PronounEdit

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 notesEdit

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.

See alsoEdit



FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: het
  • IPA(key): [het]

PronounEdit

het

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

SynonymsEdit

  • he (standard Finnish)
  • hyö (dialectal)

KvenEdit

PronounEdit

het

  1. (personal) they

SynonymsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

het n

  1. it

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

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

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

het

  1. simple past of hete (Etymology 2)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

het

  1. past tense of heita and heite

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inflected form of hātan.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hēt

  1. first-person singular preterite form of hātan
  2. third-person singular preterite form of hātan

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

hēt

  1. hot, fierce

DeclensionEdit


DescendantsEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

VerbEdit

het

  1. imperative of heta.

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English head.

NounEdit

het

  1. (anatomy) head
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:15 (translation here):
      Na bai mi mekim yu i stap birua bilong meri, na meri i stap birua bilong yu. Na bai mi mekim ol lain bilong yu i birua long lain bilong meri. Bai ol i krungutim het bilong yu, na bai yu kaikaim lek bilong ol.”


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