ha

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English Online Dictionary. What means ha‎? What does ha mean?

Translingual

Symbol

ha

  1. hectare

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɑː/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1

Verb

ha

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of a (have)

Etymology 2

Attested early 14th century, of onomatopoeic origin. Compare Danish ha, Dutch ha, Finnish ha, Hungarian ha, Latin ha, Latvian ha, Swedish ha.

Interjection

ha

  1. A representation of laughter.
  2. An exclamation of triumph or discovery.
  3. (archaic) An exclamation of grief.
  4. (dated) A sound of hesitation: er, um.
Related terms
Translations

Etymology 3

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

ha

  1. Said when making a vigorous attack.
    • 1999, Mona the Vampire, "Attack of the Living Scarecrow" (season 1, episode 1a):
      Mona: Hee! Ha! Ho! Ha! The brain buffet is closed, buddy! Take that! And this!

References

Further reading

  • ha at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • A"H, AH, Ah, ah

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *eda, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (to eat), with the preservation of the laryngeal. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *h₂euw (compare Ashkun au (bread), Sanskrit अवय (āvaya, to eat)).

The past participle ngrënë is from Proto-Albanian *engranti, derived from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/

Verb

ha (first-person singular past tense hëngra, participle ngrënë); active voice

  1. I eat
  2. I gnaw, consume, wear out
  3. (chess) I capture

Conjugation

  • Irregular verb

See also

  • hahem
  • haje
  • pi

References


Bahnar

Etymology

From Proto-Bahnaric *haː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *haʔ; cognate with Khmer ហា (haa) and Vietnamese .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haː/

Verb

ha 

  1. to open (mouth)

Bilba

Etymology

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

ha

  1. four

Breton

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *(h)a, from Proto-Indo-European *ad-gʰe (compare with Cornish ha, Welsh a, ag).

Conjunction

ha

  1. and

Synonyms

  • hag - used before a vowel

Burushaski

Noun

ha

  1. house

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈa/
  • Homophone: a

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of haver

Chamorro

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(si-)ia, from Proto-Austronesian *(si-)ia. Cognates include Indonesian ia and Hawaiian ia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hæ/

Pronoun

ha

  1. he, she

Usage notes

  • ha is used solely as a subject of a transitive verb, while gueʼ is used either as a subject of an intransitive verb or an object of a transitive verb.
  • Even when the subject is defined by a noun (either common or proper) , it should be succeeded by ha.

See also

References

  • Donald M. Topping (1973) Chamorro Reference Grammar[2], Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Cornish

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *(h)a, from Proto-Indo-European *ad-gʰe (compare with Breton ha, Welsh a, ag).

Conjunction

ha

  1. and
  2. while

Synonyms

  • (before vowels) hag

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/, [hɑ], [ha]
  • Rhymes: -ar

Interjection

ha

  1. ha! (an exclamation of triumph or discovery)
  2. (onomatopoeia) ha (a representation of laughter), often repeated

Synonyms

  • (onomatopoeia): he, hi, ho, , , , tihi

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aː

Symbol

ha

  1. Abbreviation of hectare.

Interjection

ha

  1. ha

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/

Interjection

ha

  1. ah

Ewe

Noun

ha

  1. alcohol
  2. community
  3. pig
  4. song

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [haː]

Interjection

ha?

  1. Pardon?
  2. isn't it?

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑ/, [ˈhɑ]
  • Rhymes:
  • Syllabification: ha

Interjection

ha

  1. ha (expressing laughter)

Anagrams

  • ah

French

Pronunciation

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of havoir

Galician

Alternative forms

  • hai

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of haber

German

Interjection

ha

  1. Expresses laughter.
    Synonyms: hi, ho
  2. Expresses triumph or discovery.
    Synonyms: ah, aha, he, hey, hui
  3. Expresses surprise or a sudden sensation.
    Synonyms: ah, ach, ei, huh, huch, oh
  4. Expresses hesitation.
    Synonyms: ah, hm

Guaraní

Conjunction

ha

  1. and

Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai

Alternative forms

  • 'ha / ʔha (Yavapai form)

Noun

ha

  1. (Walapai) water

References

  • Werner Winter, Walapai (Hualapai) Texts

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒ]
  • Rhymes: -hɒ

Etymology 1

Lexicalization of the h- stem of hogy +‎ (lative case suffix). The original form was probably , where the ending later shortened to -a.

Conjunction

ha

  1. if (introducing a conditional clause; often coupled with akkor (then))
  2. when, once
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection

ha

  1. (poetic) expressing astonishment, fright, or shock
  2. (regional) drawing attention to some soft sound
    • 1857, János Arany, A walesi bárdok (The Bards of Wales), translated by Peter Zollman (Q30605210)
      Ha, ha! Mi zúg? … mi éji dal / London utcáin ez?
      [untranslated] what is the din / In London's streets so late?

References

Further reading

  • (if, whether, when): ha in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (interjection expressing astonishment, fright, or shock): ha in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • ([regional] interjection drawing attention to some soft sound): ha in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haː/
  • Rhymes: -aː

Interjection

ha?

  1. huh?, what?, come again?, I'm sorry?

Igbo

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /há/

Pronoun

  1. (personal, plural) they, them, their
    Ha na-efe Chukwu.
    They worship God.

See also


Interlingua

Verb

ha

  1. prensent tense of haber

Italian

Etymology 1

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa/*, /ˈa/
  • Rhymes: -a

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of avere

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: ha

Interjection

ha

  1. ah! (usually ironic or sarcastic)
    Synonym: ah

Anagrams

  • ah

References

ha in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)


Japanese

Romanization

ha

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kumeyaay

Pronunciation

Noun

ha

  1. water.

Latin

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /haː/, [häː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /a/, [ä]

Noun

 f (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter H.
Synonyms
  • *acca (Vulgar Latin)
Coordinate terms
  • (Latin-script letter names) littera; ā, bē, cē, dē, ē, ef, gē, / *acca, ī, kā, el, em, en, ō, pē, kū, er, es, tē, ū, ix / īx / ex, ȳ / ī graeca / ȳpsīlon, zēta

References

  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), part III: “Summary of the Ancient Evidence”, page 32: "Clearly there is no question or doubt about the names of the vowels A, E, I, O, U. They are simply long A, long E, etc. (ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). Nor is there any uncertainty with respect to the six mutes B, C, D, G, P, T. Their names are bē, cē, dē, gē, pē, tē (each with a long E). Or about H, K, and Q: they are hā, kā, kū—each, again, with a long vowel sound."

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ha/, [hä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /a/, [ä]

Interjection

ha

  1. expressing joy or laughter: hurrah!, ha ha!
Related terms
  • hahae
  • hahahae

Latvian

Interjection

ha

  1. ha

Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/, [haː]

Verb

ha

  1. second-person singular imperative of haen

Mandarin

Romanization

ha

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

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.

Maori

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/, [hɐ]

Interjection

ha

  1. Alternative form of (hey!)

Maricopa

Noun

ha

  1. water

References

  • Lynn Gordon, Maricopa Morphology and Syntax (1986, →ISBN, page 364

Middle English

Etymology 1

Pronoun

ha

  1. (chiefly eastern Southern dialectal) Alternative form of he (he)

Etymology 2

Pronoun

ha

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)

Etymology 3

Pronoun

ha

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

Etymology 4

Verb

ha

  1. Alternative form of haven (to have)

Neapolitan

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of avé

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hafa.

Pronunciation

Verb

ha (imperative ha, present tense har, simple past hadde, past participle hatt, present participle haende)

  1. to have

Derived terms

  • inneha

References

  • “ha” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • hava, have (obsolete)

Etymology

From Old Norse hafa. Akin to English have.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɑː/ (example of pronunciation)

Verb

ha (present tense har, past tense hadde, past participle hatt, passive infinitive havast, present participle havande, imperative ha)

  1. to have, to possess, to own
  2. (auxiliary) have; Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.
  3. (reflexive, colloquial) to have sex

References

  • “ha” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish

Determiner

ha (3rd person possessive) (triggers lenition in the masculine and neuter singular, an unwritten prothetic /h/ in the feminine singular, and eclipsis in the plural)

  1. Alternative form of a
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, Wb. 6a13
      Is deidbir ha áigthiu, ar is do thabirt díglae berid in claideb sin.
      It is reasonable to fear him [lit. "his fearing is reasonable"], for it is to inflict punishment that he bears that sword.

Old Welsh

Alternative forms

  • hac

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/

Conjunction

ha

  1. and

Portuguese

Verb

ha

  1. Obsolete spelling of

Rwanda-Rundi

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-páa.

Verb

-há (infinitive guhá, perfective -hâye)

  1. to give

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xâ/

Noun

(Cyrillic spelling ха̏)

  1. expresses laughter
  2. expresses triumph or discovery
  3. tag question, huh

References

  • “ha” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xáː/, /xá/

Noun

or

  1. expresses laughter
  2. expresses triumph or discovery

References

  • ha”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Sotho

Conjunction

ha

  1. if
  2. when

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa/, [ˈa]
  • Homophone: a

Verb

ha

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of haber.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of haber.

Sumerian

Romanization

ha

  1. Romanization of 𒄩 (ḫa)

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɑː/, (interjection also) /ha/, (verb, unsyncopated) /ˈhɑːˌva/

Etymology 1

Apocopic form of hava, from Old Swedish hava, from Old Norse hafa, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to take, seize, catch).

Verb

ha (present har, preterite hade, supine haft, imperative ha)

  1. (transitive) To have; to possess, or to have as a property; to come into possession of something concrete or abstract.
  2. (auxiliary) Used together with the supine form of a verb in the construction of perfect or pluperfect forms
Conjugation
Alternative forms
  • hava (dated)
  • hafva (obsolete)
  • hafwa (obsolete)

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic. Compare Danish ha, Finnish häh, Dutch ha, hè, English ha, huh.

Interjection

ha

  1. ha! (same as the English)
  2. what?, come again?, I'm sorry?, huh?

See also

  • jaha
  • nähä

Anagrams

  • ah

Tagalog

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/, [hɐ]

Etymology 1

Interjection

ha

  1. used to express doubt, surprise, excitement
  2. used to express wonder or disbelief
  3. used to express inquiry

Etymology 2

Noun

ha

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter H.

Tarantino

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of avere

Turkish

Alternative forms

  • he

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic [Term?] (yes). Compare Azerbaijani (yes), Turkmen hawa (yes), Uzbek ha (yes), Uyghur ھەئە(he'e, yes), Kazakh иә (ïä, yes), Southern Altai эйе (eye, yes), Tatar әйе (äye, aye, yes, yea), Bashkir эйе (eye, yes), Chuvash ээх (eeh, yes).

Particle

ha

  1. (colloquial, dialectal, archaic) yes; yeah

Interjection

ha

  1. yea, uh-huh; understood, got it
  2. oh yeah
  3. yes? right? hmm?
  4. I told you so, there it is
  5. sorry? eh? huh? (What did you say?)

Synonyms

  • evet

Antonyms

  • yok
  • hayır

Uzbek

Interjection

ha

  1. yes

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [haː˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [haː˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [haː˧˧]

Noun

ha

  1. Abbreviation of hecta (hectare).

Particle

ha

  1. (Southern Vietnam, colloquial) yes?; no?; m'kay?; amirite?

Interjection

ha

  1. (onomatopoeia) ha (laughter)

West Frisian

Verb

ha

  1. alternative form of any present-tense form of hawwe except for the third-person singular

Wutunhua

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ha]

Etymology 1

Noun

ha

  1. Han Chinese
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Noun

ha

  1. father
    Synonym: aba
    Coordinate terms: ana, ma

References

  • Juha Janhunen, Marja Peltomaa, Erika Sandman, Xiawu Dongzhou (2008) Wutun (LINCOM's Descriptive Grammar Series), volume 466, LINCOM Europa, →ISBN
  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[3], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ha˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: ha1
  • Hyphenation: ha

Etymology 1

Interjection

ha (old orthography ha)

  1. huh? what?

Etymology 2

Particle

ha (old orthography ha)

  1. Used at the end of a sentence to express an imperative.
  2. Used at the end of a question used as a retort.
  3. Used after an item when listing.

Etymology 3

Verb

ha (Sawndip form 𢩹, old orthography ha)

  1. (dialectal) to intimidate; to threaten; to bully

Zou

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha˧/

Noun

ha

  1. tooth

References

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 65

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