Origin of he2
Examples from the Web for heh
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of heh
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
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?
Now I have chosen seas of peach blossom; and no danger of shipwreck, heh?
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Word Origin for he
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.