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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch hij, from Middle Dutch hi, from Old Dutch hie, , from Proto-Germanic *hiz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɦəi/, [ɦə̟i̯]

PronounEdit

hy (object hom, possessive sy)

  1. third-person singular subject pronoun
    1. he (referring to a male person)
      Hy sien my nie.
      He can’t see me.
    2. it (referring to a non-personal noun)
      Ek het die boek gelees, maar hy is baie moeilik om te volg.
      I’ve read the book, but it is very difficult to follow.

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


CornishEdit

DeterminerEdit

hy

  1. her (possessive determiner)

NounEdit

hy

  1. Aspirate mutation of ky.

PronounEdit

hy

  1. she
  2. her

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronounEdit

hy

  1. Alternative form of heo

ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronounEdit

hy

  1. Alternative form of he

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *hiwją, either from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- or from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey-, or a merger of the two. Compare English hue.

NounEdit

hy c (uncountable)

  1. skin, complexion

DeclensionEdit

Declension of hy 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative hy hyn
Genitive hys hyns

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hy (feminine singular hy, plural hyfion, equative hyfed, comparative hyfach, superlative hyfaf)

  1. bold

Derived termsEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-Germanic *hiz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

hy

  1. he (third-person singular masculine pronoun)

Usage notesEdit

The accusative him is used roughly like "himself" and "itself" in English. In these cases, it is used after a verb when there is another object in the sentence. For example:

Dy partij stelt him op it stânpunt fan it federalisme.
This party puts itself on the standpoint of federalism.

In other reflexive cases, the reflexively marked pronoun himsels is used.

The clitic form er is used before the object of the sentence or after the verb, if there is one. It is never the first word of a sentence.

Doe't er in swolch naam
When he took a swallow

Especially in narrative, er is used in the past tense.

InflectionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • hy (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

WestrobothnianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hýða, derived from húð.

VerbEdit

hy

  1. (transitive) to birch children
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Probably from Finnish.

NounEdit

hy f

  1. gnat, the smallest species of the mosquito genus: Ceratopogon pulicaris
SynonymsEdit