See also: hs, Hs, hS, H. S., h's, H's, and ḥs

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

HS

  1. Initialism of high school.
  2. Initialism of health system.
  3. (ski jumping) Initialism of hill size.

AdverbEdit

HS (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, pharmacology) Initialism of half strength.
  2. (medicine, pharmacology) Initialism of hora somni (literally, hour of sleep; at bedtime).

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

Proper nounEdit

HS

  1. Initialism of Helsingin Sanomat (the leading newspaper in Finland)

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

HS (invariable)

  1. Initialism of hors-service.
  2. Initialism of hors sujet. (off-topic, irrelevant)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a shortening of II S where II is 2 in Roman numerals and S stands for sēmis (half). This is because a sesterce was worth 2 and a half asses.

SymbolEdit

HS

  1. The symbol used to precede a number to indicate that the number is a value in sesterces.

ReferencesEdit

  • HS”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers