h

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Translingual

Letter

h (upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter H):  Ĥĥ  Ȟȟ  Ḧḧ  Ḣḣ  Ḩḩ  Ḥḥ  Ḫḫ  H̱ẖ  Ħħ  Ⱨⱨ  ɦ  ʰ  ʜ  Hh
  • Ƕ (hwair)
  • ɧ (heng with hook)

Pronunciation

Symbol

h

  1. (IPA) voiceless glottal fricative.
  2. symbol of the hour
  3. Planck's constant

Gallery

See also

Other representations of H:


English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (letter name):
    • IPA(key): /eɪtʃ/
      • (General Australian) IPA(key): [æɪtʃ]
    • (regional or nonstandard) IPA(key): /heɪtʃ/
      • (Ireland) IPA(key): [heːtʃ]
      • (General Australian, nonstandard) IPA(key): [hæɪtʃ]
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /h/, silent

Letter

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

  1. The eighth letter of the English alphabet, called aitch and written in the Latin script.
See also
  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Number

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

Interjection

h

  1. (chiefly Internet slang) Used as a filler response when one does not have a response to use. Almost always used by itself.

Etymology 2

Abbreviations

Noun

h

  1. (sciences) Abbreviation of hour (particularly when used as a (non-SI) unit of time alongside International System of Units (SI) units)
    • 1908, Francis Ernest Lloyd, The Physiology of Stomata (Carnegie Institution of Washington), page 83:
      Another instance: 2h28m p. m., 10 micra; 3h08m p. m., 0 micra; irrigated with water: 3h09m p. m., 4 micra.
  2. (baseball, in statistics) Abbreviation of hit, the number of hits by a player
  3. (slang) Abbreviation of heroin.
  4. (computing) Abbreviation of hexadecimal (following a number)
    • 1989, PC: The Independent Guide to IBM Personal Computers
      If any of the video buffer's background attribute bits are on, MONO converts the attribute to 70h (inverse video).
    • 1994, Jan Axelson, The microcontroller idea book (page 47)
      The commands assume that the NV memory is addressed beginning at 8000h in external data memory.
Homographs
  • Η (Greek eta)
  • Н (Cyrillic en)

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /h/

Letter

h lower case (upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Basque

Pronunciation

  • (Southern) IPA(key): /a.t͡ʃe/
  • (Northern) IPA(key): /ha.t͡ʃe/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ü ü), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aː
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɦaː/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a (Á á, Ä ä), B b, C c, D d, E e (É é, Ë ë), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í, Ï ï, IJ ij), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ö ö), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú, Ü ü), V v, W w, X x, Y y (Ý ý), Z z

Egyptian

Pronunciation

  • (modern Egyptological) IPA(key): /hɛ/
    • Conventional anglicization: he

Noun

 m

  1. courtyard?

Inflection

Alternative forms

References

  • Dickson, Paul (2006) Dictionary of Middle Egyptian in Gardiner Classification Order[1]

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ho/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /h/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, Ĉ ĉ, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ĝ ĝ, H h, Ĥ ĥ, I i, J j, Ĵ ĵ, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Ŝ ŝ, T t, U u, Ŭ ŭ, V v, Z z

Estonian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑː/
  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑʃː/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) täht; A a, B b (C c), D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p (Q q), R r, S s, Š š, Z z, Ž ž, T t, U u, V v (W w), Õ õ, Ä ä, Ö ö, Ü ü (X x, Y y)

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /h/

Letter

h (upper case H)

  1. The ninth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bókstavur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, Y y, Ý ý, Æ æ, Ø ø

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhoː/, [ˈho̞ː] (spelled out as a letter)

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö

Fula

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /h/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular).

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) karfeeje; ', A a, B b, Mb mb, Ɓ ɓ, C c, D d, Nd nd, Ɗ ɗ, E e, F f, G g, Ng ng, Ɠ ɠ, H h, I i, J j, Nj nj, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, Ñ ñ, Ɲ ɲ, O o, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, W w, Y y, Ƴ ƴ

German

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /h/ (but silent in the syllable coda, before /ə/ and before suffixes)
  • (name) IPA(key): /haː/

Letter

h

  1. the letter h

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uːɐ̯/

Noun

h

  1. (common, not restricted to scientific usage) hour
    15:30 h (read out as: fünfzehn Uhr dreißig, or: halb vier)
    3:30 p.m.

Gothic

Romanization

h

  1. Romanization of 𐌷

Hungarian

Etymology 1

Abbreviation of hogy (that).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈhoɟ]

Conjunction

h

  1. (text messaging, informal) that

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ ˈx]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ ˈhaː]

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.
Declension

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) betű; A a, Á á, B b, C c, Cs cs, D d, Dz dz, Dzs dzs, E e, É é, F f, G g, Gy gy, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, Ly ly, M m, N n, Ny ny, O o, Ó ó, Ö ö, Ő ő, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Sz sz, T t, Ty ty, U u, Ú ú, Ü ü, Ű ű, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z, Zs zs

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /hauː/

Letter

h (upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bókstafur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, É é, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, X x, Y y, Ý ý, Þ þ, Æ æ, Ö ö

Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /h/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /he/

Letter

h (upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /h/

Prefix

h

  1. marker of h-prothesis

Italian

Noun

h m or f (invariable)

  1. See under H

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) lettera; A a (À à), B b, C c, D d, E e (É é, È è), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í, Ì ì, Πî, J j, K k), L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ò ò), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú, Ù ù), V v (W w, X x, Y y), Z z

Latvian

Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, 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

  • IPA(key): [x]

Letter

h (upper case F, lower case f)

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

Usage notes

The letter H/h (like F/f, and O/o representing [o], [oː] instead of [uə̯]) 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].

See also

  • Letters of the Latvian alphabet:
    burti: Aa, Āā, Bb, Cc, Čč, Dd, Ee, Ēē, Ff, Gg, Ģģ, Hh, Ii, Īī, Jj, Kk, Ķķ, Ll, Ļļ, Mm, Nn, Ņņ, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Šš, Tt, Uu, Ūū, Vv, Zz, Žž

Livonian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /x/

Letter

h (upper case H)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kēratēḑ; A a, Ā ā, Ä ä, Ǟ ǟ, B b, D d, Ḑ ḑ, E e, Ē ē, F f, G g, H h, I i, Ī ī, J j, K k, L l, Ļ ļ, M m, N n, Ņ ņ, O o, Ō ō, Ȯ ȯ, Ȱ ȱ, Õ õ, Ȭ ȭ, P p, R r, Ŗ ŗ, S s, Š š, T t, Ț ț, U u, Ū ū, V v, Z z, Ž ž

Lushootseed

Letter

h

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Lushootseed alphabet, pronounced as a voiceless glottal fricative.

Malay

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Maltese

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /-/, /ː/, /j/, /w/, /ħ/

Letter

h (upper case H)

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

Usage notes

  • In contemporary Maltese, h remains a true consonant [ħ] only in word-final position (ikrah [ˈɪkraħ]), before the negative ending -x (jarawhx [jaˈrawħʃ]), and in the clusters -għh-, -ħh-, -hh-, which all become [ħħ]. Otherwise it is silent or leaves at most a vocalic trace:
    • Following and preceding a, e, o are lengthened if stressed: hemm [ɛːmm], fehmet [ˈfɛːmɛt]. Other vowels are not affected.
    • In intervocalic position it is a glide, [j] after i, ie, and [w] after u: jibniha [jɪbˈniːja], inħobbuhom [ɪnħɔbˈbuːwɔm]. The sequence -aho- becomes [ɔː]: rahom [rɔːm].
  • Phonotactically, word-initial h now generally behaves like a vowel, allowing contractions such as m’hemmx [mɛːmʃ]. However, word-internal h still behaves like a (virtual) consonant. Compare for example qablu [ˈʔablʊ] with qabilha [ʔaˈbɪla], which latter is formed as though the l were followed by a consonant.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) ittra; A a, B b, Ċ ċ, D d, E e, F f, Ġ ġ, G g, Għ għ, H h, Ħ ħ, I i, Ie ie, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Ż ż, Z z

Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /hɔː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /h/

Letter

h

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

Usage notes

  • When written before j, the h becomes silent.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.ˈɣa/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

  1. The eighth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
See also
  • agá
  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Noun

h

  1. Abbreviation of hora.
    1. Used to indicate time in relation to a 24-hour clock.
      O evento é hoje, às 20h - The event is today at 8 p.m.
      09h30 - 09:30 a.m.
    2. Used to indicate any sequence of time in hours.
      O atleta completou a corrida em 1h20min45s - The athlete completed the race in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 45 seconds

Usage notes

  • This abbreviation uses no spaces or points and must always follow a number (in its most common usage, a number between 0 and 23 to indicate the day's hours).
  • The abbreviation can be followed by a number between 00 and 59 to indicate the minutes of an hour. This can be optionally represented by another abbreviation: min.
    • Example: 15h30 or 15h30min, the first being much more common
  • min can be further followed by another abbreviation, s, to represent seconds.
    • Example: 20h43min08s

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /h/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, Ă ă,  â, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Πî, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Ș ș, T t, Ț ț, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase) H

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /x/

Letter

h (Cyrillic spelling х)

  1. The 12th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by g and followed by i.

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /x/, /h/

Letter

h (upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bukva; A a,  â, B b, C c, Č č, Ʒ ʒ, Ǯ ǯ, D d, Đ đ, E e, F f, G g, Ǧ ǧ, Ǥ ǥ, H h, I i, J j, K k, Ǩ ǩ, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, O o, Õ õ, P p, R r, S s, Š š, T t, U u, V v, Z z, Ž ž, Å å, Ä ä, ʹ

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • (letter name):
    • IPA(key): /ˈat͡ʃe/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

Derived terms


Turkish

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /h~x/

Letter

h (upper case H)

  1. The ninth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called he and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harp; A a, B b, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ä ä, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, Ž ž, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ň ň, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, W w, Y y, Ý ý, Z z

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /h/

Prefix

h

  1. marker of h-prothesis

Zulu

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

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