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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

he (third-person singular, masculine, nominative case, accusative him, reflexive himself, possessive his)

  1. (personal) A male person or animal already known or implied.
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[1]
      Though Bane’s sing-song voice gives his pronouncements a funny lilt, he doesn’t have any of the Joker’s deranged wit, and Nolan isn’t interested in undercutting his seriousness for the sake of a breezier entertainment.
  2. (personal, sometimes proscribed, see usage notes) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant.
  3. (personal) An animal whose gender is unknown.
Usage notesEdit
  • He was traditionally used as both a masculine and a gender-neutral pronoun, but since the mid 20th century generic usage has sometimes been considered sexist and limiting.[1][2] It is deprecated by some style guides, such as Wadsworth.[3] In place of generic he, writers and speakers may use he or she, alternate he and she as the indefinite person in their work, use the singular they, or rephrase their sentences to use plural they.
SynonymsEdit

DeterminerEdit

he

  1. (African American Vernacular) Synonym of his
Derived termsEdit
QuotationsEdit
TranslationsEdit
See alsoEdit
ReferencesEdit
  1. ^ he” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  2. ^ When Words Collide: A Media Writer's Guide to Grammar and Style (2007, ISBN 0495050253
  3. ^ The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook, 2009 MLA Update Edition ISBN 1439081816, page 81: [A]void using the generic he or him when your subject could be either male or female. [...] Sexist: Before boarding, each passenger should make certain that he has his ticket. / Revised: Before boarding, passengers should make certain that they have their tickets.

NounEdit

he (plural hes)

  1. (uncountable) The game of tag, or it, in which the player attempting to catch the others is called "he".
  2. (informal) A male person.
    Alex totally is a he.

Etymology 2Edit

Transliteration of various Semitic letters, such as Phoenician 𐤄 (h), Hebrew ה (h) and Syriac ܗ (h, ).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

he

  1. The name of the fifth letter of many Semitic alphabets (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
    • 1658, Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007), page 210:
      The same number in the Hebrew mysteries and Cabalistical accounts was the character of Generation; declared by the Letter He, the fifth in their Alphabet.
TranslationsEdit
Further readingEdit
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StatisticsEdit

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: I · that · was · #9: he · his · with · is

AnagramsEdit


AukanEdit

NounEdit

he

  1. paca (large South and Central American rodent)

ReferencesEdit


BretonEdit

DeterminerEdit

he

  1. her
    he zadher father

CatalanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

he

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of haver

Classical NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

A natural expression.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

he

  1. an expression of physical pain; ouch.

ReferencesEdit

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, page 22r

DanishEdit

InterjectionEdit

he

  1. (onomatopoeia) Signifies a laugh, especially one that is slightly mischievous.

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DutchEdit

InterjectionEdit

he

  1. Misspelling of .
  2. Misspelling of .

EsperantoEdit

InterjectionEdit

he

  1. interjection used to attract someone's attention, hey
  2. interjection expressing irony

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


FasuEdit

NounEdit

hẹ or hȩ́ (Fasu)

  1. water
  2. river
    he Aiyo : the River Aiyo
  3. lake
    he Kutupu : Lake Kutubu
  4. liquid

SynonymsEdit

  • hi (Namumi)

ReferencesEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

he

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

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • In standard Finnish, he is practically never omitted, despite the verb showing both the person and the number. (compare the usage of hän, "she" / "he")

SynonymsEdit

  • (dialectal): het
  • (dialectal): hyö
  • (colloquial): ne

See alsoEdit


German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (in other dialects, including Mecklenburgisch Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian) hei
  • (in other dialects, including Sauerland Low German) hai
  • hee

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

he m (genitive sin, dative 1 em, dative 2 en, dative 3 jüm, accusative 1 em, accusative 2 en)

  1. (in some dialects, including, Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) he (third-person singular masculine pronoun)
    (Low Prussian) He ös to lat.
    He is too late.

Usage notesEdit

  • Which dative is employed depends on dialect, not on function.
  • Some dialects might consider any of the inflected forms obsolete.

HawaiianEdit

ArticleEdit

he (indefinite)

  1. a, an
    he wahine au
    I am a woman
    he wahine kāna
    s/he has a wife

IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

he (plural be-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter H/h.

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

he

  1. Rōmaji transcription of (hiragana)
  2. Rōmaji transcription of (katakana)

LakotaEdit

ParticleEdit

he

  1. question-marking particle used by females in formal speech
    Mázaškaŋškaŋ tóna he?what time is it?

SynonymsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

he

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

MaoriEdit

ArticleEdit

he

  1. a, an, some: indefinite article

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronounEdit

he

  1. he (third-person singular masculine subject pronoun)

DescendantsEdit

  • Scots: he
  • English: he

Middle Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon , from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

PronounEdit

  1. (third person singular masculine nominative) he

DeclensionEdit



Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

 m (accusative hine, genitive his, dative him)

  1. he (masculine nominative singular)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: he
    • Scots: he
    • English: he

Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

PronounEdit

 m

  1. he

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • German Low German: he

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

he

  1. Obsolete spelling of é

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

he (third-person singular, masculine, nominative case; accusative him, reflexive himsel, possessive his)

  1. he

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic هَا (); related to Portuguese eis.

AdverbEdit

he

  1. (poetic, dated) here is
Usage notesEdit
  • Takes pronoun suffixes, e.g. heme (here I am), and is mostly used together with aquí, ahí, allí.
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

he f (plural hes)

  1. he; the Hebrew letter ה

Etymology 3Edit

Non-lemma forms.

VerbEdit

he

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of haber.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to häva.

VerbEdit

he

  1. (regional, colloquial) to put

TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

he (definite accusative heyi, plural heler)

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

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

ParticleEdit

he

  1. Alternative form of ha

InterjectionEdit

he

  1. Alternative form of ha

WestrobothnianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse þat n, from Proto-Germanic *þat (neuter of *sa (that)), from Proto-Indo-European *tód (neuter of *só (that)). Akin to English that.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [he], [hɛ] (example of pronunciation)

PronounEdit

he n (dative dy or di, genitive äs, and diss)

  1. (demonstrative) that
  2. (personal) it

ConjunctionEdit

he

  1. that

Usage notesEdit

Words like åt/ât, /ve and fȯr govern the dative, while only dill governs the genitive äs, while diss is used like the when comparing things.

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Contraction of hȯrä or hvo.

AdverbEdit

he

  1. how
  2. what

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse hefja, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną.

VerbEdit

he (present & imperative häv, preterite hov, supine hyvi or hevi or hävi)

  1. put

Alternative formsEdit