See also: HEI, héi, hēi, hèi, and héí

English

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Noun

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hei (plural heis)

  1. Alternative spelling of he (Hebrew letter)

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Alemannic German

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Etymology

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From Old High German heim, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz. Cognate with German Heim, Dutch heem, English home, Danish hjem, also Albanian komb.

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hei n

  1. (Formazza) home

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Cornish

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hei

  1. Aspirate mutation of kei.

Dutch

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Etymology 1

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From heide with regular d-weakening (compare veder/veer, weder/weer, leder/leer, and so forth).

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

  1. Alternative form of heide

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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hei

  1. inflection of heien:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Finnish

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Etymology

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From Proto-Finnic *hei (compare Estonian hei, Ingrian hei, Karelian hei, Ludian hei, Veps hei). Compare also Old Norse hei (whence Swedish hej) and English hey.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhei̯/, [ˈhe̞i̯]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ei
  • Syllabification(key): hei

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hei

  1. hi (greeting)
  2. hey (to get someone's attention)
  3. bye (often repeated twice: hei hei)

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Galician

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hei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of haber
  2. (reintegrationist norm) first-person singular present indicative of haver

German Low German

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

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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.

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hei m (dative ühne or ühm' or ühm, accusative ühne or ühn or iähne, weak accusative ne)

  1. (Paderbornisch, personal) he

Ingrian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Finnic *hei. Cognates include Finnish hei and Estonian hei.

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hei

  1. Used to attract attention: hey! oi!

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References

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  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 54

Japanese

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hei

  1. Rōmaji transcription of へい

Latin

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hei

  1. ah! oh!; an expression of grief or fear
    hei mihi!alas! woe is me!

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  • hei”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hei”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hei in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Latvian

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Interjection

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hei

  1. hey

Luxembourgish

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Etymology

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From Middle High German , contraction of hie, from Old High German hia, alternative form of hiar, from Proto-Germanic *hē₂r. Compare archaic German hie. Also cognate with German hier, Dutch hier, English here.

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Adverb

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hei

  1. here, in this place

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Mandarin

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Romanization

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hei (hei5hei0, Zhuyin ˙ㄏㄟ)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hēi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hèi.

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Maori

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Particle

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hei

  1. Future locative particle

Middle English

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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hei (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of hey (hay)

Etymology 2

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Interjection

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hei

  1. Alternative form of hey (hey)

Etymology 3

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Noun

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hei

  1. Alternative form of heye (hedge)

Etymology 4

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Pronoun

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hei

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

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Verb

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hei (third-person singular simple present heieth, present participle heiende, heiynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle heied)

  1. Alternative form of heien (to lift up)

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Adjective

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hei (comparative heier, superlative heiest)

  1. Alternative form of heigh (high)

Mòcheno

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Etymology

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From Middle High German höuwe, from Old High German hewi, houwi, from Proto-West Germanic *hawi, from Proto-Germanic *hawją (hay). Cognate with German Heu, English hay.

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hei n

  1. hay
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Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse hei.

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hei

  1. hi (greeting)
    • hei!
      hi!
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse heiðr.

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

  1. a heath or moor

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse hei.

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hei

  1. hi (greeting)
    • hei!
      hi!
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse heiðr. Akin to English heath.

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

  1. a heath or moor
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Old Frisian

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *hugi.

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hei m

  1. mind, sense

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  • North Frisian: huwggje

Portuguese

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Alternative forms

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

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From Old Galician-Portuguese ei, from a Proto-Romance */ˈajo/, from Latin habeō,[1] from Proto-Italic *habēō or *haβēō, the latter may be from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeh₁bʰ- (to grab, to take).

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hei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of haver

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Romanian

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Etymology

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Onomatopoeic.

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hei

  1. hey

Romansch

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hei

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

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  • (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

Scots

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hei

  1. (Southern Scots, personal) he

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Sranan Tongo

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Etymology 1

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From English high.

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hei

  1. high

Etymology 2

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From English hare.

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hei

  1. paca
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