- the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- any of the sounds represented by this letter.
Origin of he2
Examples from the Web for heh
There is no need to say things like, “Heh, THIS is a real super bowl!”Your Super Bowl Etiquette Guide From Food to Clothes to What Not to Say
Kelly Williams Brown
February 1, 2014
Then all the Red Children would cry, "Heh," and draw close to the fire.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
What in the name of the seven saintly sisters did I ever want to be a farmer for, heh?The Trail of the Hawk
Now I have chosen seas of peach blossom; and no danger of shipwreck, heh?
His face is as white and smooth as Mimika's shoulders—but there is no powder on it, heh?
And there's your third chapter; and your fourth, too, Roy—a dramatic situation, heh?
- an exclamation of surprise or inquiry
- an indication of sly amusement, used esp in electronic communication
- high explosive
- His Eminence
- His (or Her) Excellency
- refers to a male person or animalhe looks interesting; he's a fine stallion
- refers to an indefinite antecedent such as one, whoever, or anybodyeverybody can do as he likes in this country
- refers to a person or animal of unknown or unspecified sexa member of the party may vote as he sees fit
- the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ה), transliterated as h
- an expression of amusement or derisionAlso: he-he!, hee-hee!
Word Origin and History for heh
mid-15c., originally an exclamation of emotions such as sorrow or surprise. As the sound of a light laugh, by 1808.
Old English he (see paradigm of Old English third person pronoun below), from Proto-Germanic *hi- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch he, hi, Dutch hy, Old High German he), from PIE *ki-, variant of *ko-, the "this, here" (as opposed to "that, there") root (cf. Hittite ki "this," Greek ekeinos "that person," Old Church Slavonic si, Lithuanian šis "this"), and thus the source of the third person pronouns in Old English. The feminine, hio, was replaced in early Middle English by forms from other stems (see she), while the h- wore off Old English neuter hit to make modern it. The Proto-Germanic root also is the source of the first element in German heute "today," literally "the day" (cf. Old English heodæg).
|nom.||he||hit||heo, hio||hie, hi|
|acc.||hine||hit||hie, hi||hie, hi|
Pleonastic use with the noun ("Mistah Kurtz, he dead") is attested from late Old English. With animal words, meaning "male" (he-goat, etc.) from c.1300.
- The symbol for the elementhelium
- The symbol for helium.