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It Has 2 letters ( h e )         1 vowels ( e )         1 consonants ( h )         Word on the contrary eh

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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _he_, from Old English _hē_ (“he”), from Proto-Germanic _*hiz_ (“this, this one”), from Proto-Indo-European _*ḱe-_, _*ḱey-_ (“this, here”). Cognate with Scots _he_ (“he”), North Frisian _hi_ (“he”), Saterland Frisian _hie_ (“he”), West Frisian _hy_ (“he”), Dutch _hij_ (“he”), German Low German _he_ (“he”), Danish _han_ (“he”). Related to here. PRONUNCIATION * (UK) enPR: hē, IPA(key): /ˈhiː/, unstressed IPA(key): /hi/, /i/ * (US) enPR: hē, IPA(key): /hi/ * Rhymes: -iː PRONOUN HE (_third-person singular, masculine, nominative case_, _accusative_ HIM, _reflexive_ HIMSELF, _possessive_ HIS) * (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. * (personal, dated, sometimes proscribed, see usage notes) A person whose gender is unknown. * (personal) An animal whose gender is unknown. USAGE NOTES * _He_ was traditionally used as both a masculine and a gender-neutral pronoun, but since the mid 20th century generic usage has often been considered sexist and limiting. It is deprecated by some style guides, such as _Wadsworth_. 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_. SYNONYMS * (person whose gender is unknown): he or she, he/she, s/he, they, or these other third-person pronouns * (animal whose gender is unknown): it QUOTATIONS * For usage examples of this term, see the citations page. TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO REFERENCES * ^ “he” in _Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1_, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006. * ^ _When Words Collide: A Media Writer's Guide to Grammar and Style_ (2007, ISBN 0495050253) * ^ _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. NOUN HE (_plural_ HES) * (uncountable) The game of tag, or it, in which the player attempting to catch the others is called "he". * (informal) A male person. _Alex totally is a HE._

From Middle English he, from Old English (he), from Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this, here). Cognate with Scots he (he), North Frisian hi (he), Saterland Frisian hie (he), West Frisian hy (he), Dutch hij (he), German Low German he (he), Danish han (he). Related to here.

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Pronoun

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

  1. (personal) A male person or animal already known or implied.
  2. (personal, dated, sometimes proscribed, see usage notes) A person whose gender is unknown.
  3. (personal) An animal whose gender is unknown.
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  1. ^ “he” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  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.

Noun

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.

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English - Etymology 2

Transliteration of various Semitic letters, such as Phoenician

Transliteration of various Semitic letters, such as Phoenician

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English - Anagrams

* eh eH, EH

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Breton - Pronoun

HE * her _he_ _zad_ — her father

he

  1. her
    he zadher father

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Catalan - Verb

HE * first-person singular present indicative form of haver

he

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of haver

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Dutch - Interjection

HE * Misspelling of _hè_. * Misspelling of _hé_.

he

  1. Misspelling of .
  2. Misspelling of .

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Esperanto - Interjection

HE * interjection used to attract someone's attention, hey * interjection expressing irony DERIVED TERMS * he ho SEE ALSO * hej

he

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

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Faliscan - Alternative Forms

* fē * hēc

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Faliscan - Etymology

Cognate with Latin _hic_.

Cognate with Latin hic.

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Faliscan - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈheː/

  • IPA(key): /ˈheː/

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Faliscan - Adverb

HĒ * here

  1. here

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Finnish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [he] * Hyphenation: he * Rhymes: -e

  • IPA(key): [he]
  • Hyphenation: he
  • Rhymes: -e

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Finnish - Pronoun

HE * (personal) they (only of people). DECLENSION * Irregular. The comitative and instructive forms don't exist; the abessive is hardly used. * In addition to the standard set of cases, _HE_ and other personal pronouns have a specific accusative form; _heidät_. USAGE NOTES * 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") SYNONYMS * (dialectal): het * (dialectal): hyö * (colloquial): ne

he

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

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Finnish - See Also

* minä * sinä * hän * me * te

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German Low German - Alternative Forms

* (in other dialects, including Mecklenburgisch Western Pomeranian and Low Prussian) hei

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German Low German - Etymology

From Old Saxon _hē_ (“he”), from Proto-Germanic _*hiz_ (“his, this one”), from Proto-Indo-European _*k'e-_, _*k'ey-_ (“this, here”). Cognate with English _he_ (“he”), Dutch _hij_ (“he”), Danish _han_ (“he”). Related to here.

From Old Saxon (he), from Proto-Germanic *hiz (his, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *k'e-, *k'ey- (this, here). Cognate with English he (he), Dutch hij (he), Danish han (he). Related to here.

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German Low German - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /hɛɪ̯/

  • IPA(key): /hɛɪ̯/

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German Low German - Pronoun

HE m (_genitive_ SIN, _dative 1_ EM, _dative 2_ JÜM, _accusative_ EN) * (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 NOTES * Which dative is employed depends on dialect, not on function. * Some dialects might consider any of the inflected forms obsolete.

he m (genitive sin, dative 1 em, dative 2 jüm, accusative 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.

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Hawaiian - Article

HE (_indefinite_) * a, an _he wahine au_ I am a woman _he wahine kāna_ s/he has a wife

he (indefinite)

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

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Japanese - Romanization

HE * rōmaji reading of _へ_ * rōmaji reading of _ヘ_

he

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

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Mandarin - Romanization

HE * Nonstandard spelling of _hē_. * Nonstandard spelling of _hé_. * Nonstandard spelling of _hě_. * Nonstandard spelling of _hè_. USAGE NOTES * 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.

he

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

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Maori - Article

HE * a, an, some: indefinite article

he

  1. a, an, some: indefinite article

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Middle English - Etymology

From Old English _hē_, from Proto-Germanic _*hiz_ (“this, this one”), from Proto-Indo-European _*k'e-_, _*k'ey-_ (“this, here”).

From Old English , from Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *k'e-, *k'ey- (this, here).

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Middle English - Pronoun

HE * he (third-person singular masculine subject pronoun) * 14TH CENTURY, Chaucer, _General Prologue_: Benynge HE was, and wonder diligent Kind he was, and very diligent DESCENDANTS * English: he

he

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

Descendants

  • English: he

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From Proto-Germanic _*hiz_ (“this, this one”), from Proto-Indo-European _*k'e-_, _*k'ey-_ (“this, here”). Cognate with Old Frisian _hī_, _hē_ (“he”), Old Saxon _hie_, _hē_ (“he”), Old Norse _hánn_, _hann_ (“he”), Gothic

From Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *k'e-, *k'ey- (this, here). Cognate with Old Frisian , (he), Old Saxon hie, (he), Old Norse hánn, hann (he), Gothic

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Old English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /heː/

  • IPA(key): /heː/

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Old English - Pronoun

HĒ m (_accusative_ HINE, _genitive_ HIS, _dative_ HIM) * he DESCENDANTS * Middle English: he * English: he

 m (accusative hine, genitive his, dative him)

  1. he

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* hie

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From Proto-Germanic _*hiz_, from Proto-Indo-European _*k'e-_, _*k'ey-_ (“this, here”).

From Proto-Germanic *hiz, from Proto-Indo-European *k'e-, *k'ey- (this, here).

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Old Saxon - Pronoun

HĒ m * he DECLENSION DESCENDANTS * German Low German: he

 m

  1. he

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Portuguese - Verb

HE * obsolete spelling of _é_

he

  1. obsolete spelling of é

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Scots - Etymology

From Middle English _he_, from Old English _hē_ (“he”), from Proto-Germanic _*hiz_ (“this, this one”), from Proto-Indo-European _*ḱe-_, _*ḱey-_ (“this, here”). Cognate with English _he_ (“he”), North Frisian _hi_ (“he”), Saterland Frisian _hie_ (“he”), West Frisian _hy_ (“he”), Dutch _hij_ (“he”), German Low German _he_ (“he”), Danish _han_ (“he”), Norwegian _han_ (“he”).

From Middle English he, from Old English (he), from Proto-Germanic *hiz (this, this one), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱe-, *ḱey- (this, here). Cognate with English he (he), North Frisian hi (he), Saterland Frisian hie (he), West Frisian hy (he), Dutch hij (he), German Low German he (he), Danish han (he), Norwegian han (he).

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Scots - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /hi/, /hɪ/ * Rhymes: -iː

  • IPA(key): /hi/, /hɪ/
  • Rhymes: -iː

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Scots - Pronoun

HE (_third-person singular, masculine, nominative case; accusative_ HIM, _reflexive_ HIMSEL, _possessive_ HIS) * HE

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

  1. he

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Spanish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /en̞/ * Homophones: hé, e

  • IPA(key): /en̞/
  • Homophones: , e

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Spanish - Etymology 1

From Latin _habeō_. VERB HE * First-person singular (_yo_) present indicative form of _haber_. SEE ALSO * (with acute accent) hé

From Latin habeō.

Verb

he

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of haber.
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Spanish - Etymology 2

From Arabic _ها_ (ha); related to Portuguese _eis_. ADVERB HE (_not comparable_) * (poetic, dated) here is USAGE NOTES * Takes pronoun suffixes, e.g. _heme_ (“here I am”), and is mostly used together with aquí, ahí, allí. SEE ALSO * hay * he aquí

From Arabic ها (ha); related to Portuguese eis.

Adverb

he (not comparable)

  1. (poetic, dated) here is
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Spanish - Etymology 3

NOUN HE f (_plural_ HES) * he; the Hebrew letter ה

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he f (plural hes)

  1. he; the Hebrew letter ה

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Related to _häva_.

Related to häva.

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Swedish - Verb

HE * (regional, colloquial) to put

he

  1. (regional, colloquial) to put

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Turkish - Noun

HE (_definite accusative_ HEYI, _plural_ HELER) * (informal) yup SEE ALSO * (_Latin script letter names_) HARF; a, be, ce, çe, de, e, fe, ge, yumuşak ge, HE, ı, i, je, ke, le, me, ne, o, ö, pe, re, se, şe, te, u, ü, ve, ye, ze (Category: tr:Latin letter names)

he (definite accusative heyi, plural heler)

  1. (informal) yup

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