HS

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See also: hs, Hs, hS, H. S., h's, H's, and ḥs

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

HS

  1. Initialism of high school.
  2. Initialism of health system.

Adverb[edit]

HS (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, pharmacology) Initialism of half strength.
  2. (medicine, pharmacology) Initialism of hora somni (literally, hour of sleep; at bedtime).

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

HS

  1. Initialism of Helsingin Sanomat (the leading newspaper in Finland)

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

HS (invariable)

  1. Initialism of hors-service.
  2. Initialism of hors sujet. (off-topic, irrelevant)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a shortening of II S where II is 2 in Roman numerals and S stands for sēmis (half). This is because a sesterce was worth 2 and a half asses.

Symbol[edit]

HS

  1. The symbol used to precede a number to indicate that the number is a value in sesterces.

References[edit]

  • HS in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers