hei

See also: hēi

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

hei ‎(plural heis)

  1. Alternative spelling of he (Hebrew letter)

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hei f ‎(plural heides or heiden, diminutive heitje n)

  1. Alternative form of heide

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

hei

  1. hi
  2. bye (often repeated twice for goodbye: "hei hei")
  3. hey

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (more common in the western dialects, though still found in Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian alongside hei) he

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hɛɪ̯/, /haɪ̯/

PronounEdit

hei m ‎(genitive sin, dative em, dative 2 jüm, accusative en)

  1. (in some dialects, including, Mecklenburgisch, Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian, personal) Alternative form of he
    (Low Prussian) Hei 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.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

hei

  1. rōmaji reading of へい

LatvianEdit

InterjectionEdit

hei

  1. hey

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hia, alternative form of hiar, from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r. Compare archaic German hie.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

hei

  1. here, in this place

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

hei (Zhuyin ㄏㄟ˙)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hēi.

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

ParticleEdit

hei

  1. Future locative particle

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hei.

InterjectionEdit

hei

  1. hi (greeting)
    • hei!
      hi!
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse heiðr.

NounEdit

hei f, m ‎(definite singular heia or heien, indefinite plural heier, definite plural heiene)

  1. a heath or moor

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hei.

InterjectionEdit

hei

  1. hi (greeting)
    • hei!
      hi!
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse heiðr.

NounEdit

hei f ‎(definite singular heia, indefinite plural heier or heiar, definite plural heiene or heiane)

  1. a heath or moor

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • hey (obsolete)
  • ey (obsolete)
  • ei (obsolete)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hei

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of haver

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Vallader) hai

InterjectionEdit

hei

  1. (Puter, Vallader) yes (used to indicate agreement with the speaker in a conversation)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) gea
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Vallader) bain
  • (Sursilvan) gie, (Sursilvan) bein
  • (Sutsilvan) bagn
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) ea
  • (Surmiran) gea bagn
  • (Puter, Vallader) bainschi, schi

ScotsEdit

PronounEdit

hei

  1. (South Scots, personal) he

See alsoEdit

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