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LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H

Translingual

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Etymology

From the Etruscan letter ? (h, "he"), from the Ancient Greek letter ? (?, "eta"), derived from the Phoenician letter ?(?, "het"), from the Egyptian hieroglyph ? or maybe ?.

Letter

H (lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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Symbol

H

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for hydrogen.
  2. (physics) Symbol for a henry, a unit for measurement of electrical inductance in the International System of Units.
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for histidine
  4. (mathematics) Homology group or cohomology group

Usage notes

  • (in mathematics) An H with a numerical (or variable) superscript denotes a homology group; with a subscript, it denotes a cohomology group.

Gallery

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Other representations of H:


English

Etymology 1

From Latin H, from Ancient Greek ?.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /e?t?/
  • (non-standard except Ireland) IPA(key): /he?t?/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -e?t?

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h, plural Hs or H's)

  1. The eighth letter of the English alphabet, called aitch and written in the Latin script.
Derived terms
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Noun

H (usually uncountable, plural Hs)

  1. (baseball) Abbreviation of hits.
  2. (slang) Abbreviation of heroin.
  3. (journalism) Abbreviation of half-year.
    We expect the amendment to enter into force in H2 2013.
  4. (Britain) A grade of pencil with lead that makes darker marks than a pencil of grade 2H; a pencil with hard lead.
    1. A pencil of grade H.
Meronyms
  • (a half-year): Q (½ H)

Adjective

H (not comparable)

  1. (Britain) Abbreviation of hard in reference to a grade of pencil lead.
  2. (linguistics) Abbreviation of high |in reference to a dialect's social status.
    An H variety usually enjoys official approval and cultural prestige.
  3. (philately) Abbreviation of hinged.
Meronyms
  • (pencil grade): 2H (ligher than H), HB (harder than H)

Number

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H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The ordinal number eighth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called aitch and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2

Calque of Arabic (h-)

Adverb

H (not comparable)

  1. (calendar terms) Synonym of AH: in the year of the Hegira, used to mark dates employing the Islamic calendar.

Etymology 3

From Japanese ("the Latin letter H"), from English H as an abbreviation of (hentai, "perverted; pervert; perverted art")

Noun

H (uncountable)

  1. Hentai.

Afar

Letter

H

  1. The twentyfirst and penultimate letter in the Afar alphabet.

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Azerbaijani

Letter

H upper case (lower case h)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Basque

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Basque alphabet, called hatxe and written in the Latin script.

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Chinese

Etymology

Borrowed from Japanese H (etchi), initialism of (hentai, "sexual perversion"). Sometimes reinterpreted by Chinese speakers as initialism of Mandarin ?/? (huáng) or Cantonese ?/? (haam4).

Pronunciation

Adjective

H

  1. (neologism, slang) dirty; lewd; perverted
  2. (neologism, slang, attributive) sexual; pornographic

Verb

H

  1. (neologism, slang) to have sex

Noun

H

  1. (neologism, slang) sexual intercourse

Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

H n

  1. H (the 10th letter in the Czech alphabet)
  2. (music) B

Dutch

Pronunciation

Letter

H (capital, lowercase h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The tenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called ho and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian

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Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called haa or ha and written in the Latin script.

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Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /h/ (mostly)
  • IPA(key): /'ho:/, ['ho?:] (name of letter)

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called hoo and written in the Latin script.

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Noun

H

  1. (music) B

French

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the French alphabet, called ache and written in the Latin script.

German

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the German alphabet.

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Noun

H n (genitive H, no plural)

  1. (music) B

Declension

See also

  • B ("B-flat")

Hungarian

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.
Declension
Possessive forms of H
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. H-m H-im
2nd person sing. H-d H-id
3rd person sing. H-ja H-i
1st person plural H-nk H-ink
2nd person plural H-tok H-itok
3rd person plural H-juk H-ik

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Etymology 2

Abbreviation of Hungary.

Noun

H

  1. Hungary (on license plates)

Ido

Pronunciation

Letter

H (lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian

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Pronunciation

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /'akka/
  • (phoneme is silent)

Letter

H f (invariable, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Italian alphabet, called acca and written in the Latin script.

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Japanese

Adjective

H() o (etchi

  1. Alternative form of (etchi, "dirty; lewd; perverted; sexual")

Noun

H() o (etchi

  1. Alternative form of (etchi, "sexual intercourse")

Verb

H() o (etchi surusuru (stem H()? (etchi shi), past H() (etchi shita))

  1. Alternative form of (etchi, "to fuck; to have sex with")
Conjugation

Latvian

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Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. M?lenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation

Letter

H

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called h? and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

The letter H/h (like F/f, and O/o representing [o], [o:] instead of [u]) is found only in words of foreign origin (borrowings). Note that it represents the sound of IPA [x] (like German machen, ach), not (as in most other alphabets based on the Latin script) the sound of IPA [h].

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Malay

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Pronunciation

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [et], [het]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [h]

Letter

H

  1. The eighth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Norwegian

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

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Portuguese

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The tenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ha?, ha, or and written in the Latin script.

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Saanich

Pronunciation

Letter

H

  1. The tenth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

Letter

H (lower case h)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Slovene

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Pronunciation

Letter

H (capital, lowercase h)

  1. The 9th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by G and followed by I.

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Somali

Pronunciation

Letter

H upper case (lower case h)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Somali alphabet, called ha and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by W and followed by Y.

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Spanish

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Derived terms

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Turkish

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The tenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called he and written in the Latin script.

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Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called h?t, hát, or h? and written in the Latin script.

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Welsh

Pronunciation

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Welsh alphabet, called aitsh and written in the Latin script. It is preceded by Ng and followed by I.

Mutation

  • H cannot be mutated in Welsh.

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Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-present) , "H", in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zulu

Letter

H (upper case, lower case h)

  1. The eighth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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