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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. 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.

Etymology 2

Initialism

h

  1. (sciences) abbreviation for 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) the statistic reporting the number of hits by a player
  3. (slang) heroin
  4. (computing) 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

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

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

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): /hoː/

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uːɐ̯/

Initialism

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

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈhaː]

Conjunction

h

  1. (text messaging, informal) abbreviation of conjunction hogy (that)

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

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

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

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

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

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 [ɪkraħ]) and in the clusters -għh-, -ħh-, which become [ħː]. Otherwise it is silent or leaves at most a vocalic trace:
    • Following and preceding a, e, o are lengthened: hemm [ɛːmː], fehmet [fɛːmɛt]. Other vowels are not affected.
    • In intervocalic position it is a glide, [j] after i, ie, and [w] after u: jibniha [jɪbniːja], inħobbuhom [ɪnħɔbbuːwɔm]. The sequence -aho- becomes [ɔː] (rahom [rɔːm]).

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

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ha/, /haʃ/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /h/

Letter

h (lower case, upper case H)

  1. The tenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, 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.

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

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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