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U+33CA, ㏊
SQUARE HA

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ha

  1. hectare

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Attested early 14th century[1], of onomatopoeic origin. Compare Danish ha, Dutch ha, Finnish ha, Hungarian ha, Latin ha, Latvian ha, Swedish ha.

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. A representation of laughter.
    Ha, ha, ha! That’s funny.
  2. An exclamation of triumph or discovery.
    Ha! Checkmate!
  3. (archaic) An exclamation of grief.
  4. (dated) A sound of hesitation: er, um.
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. Said when making a vigorous attack.
    • 1844 September, E.M. Walley, “Eighteen Months in Russia”, in The Covenant: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Cause of Odd-fellowship, volume 3, number 9, page 395:
      "That's well. Well," cried he, now for my turn. Ha! a hit! a hit!"
    • 1988, Albemarle - Issues 3-7, page 49:
      I hit a cross-court forehand. “Ha ha haa. Great! Say, usin' cross-courts and angles like that is how O'Bramowitts beat Riggs."
    • 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!
    • 2008, Sheryl Foulk Rogers-Ramirez, Look What God Did for Our Marriage, page 37:
      Ha! Take that, you ugly, stupid devil, you.
    • 2009, Elizabeth George, In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner:
      'I'm armed, you lot. And if you think you can take me alive . . . Ha! Take that! And that! And that!'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “ha”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Further reading[edit]

  • ha at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *eda, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (to eat), with the preservation of the laryngeal[1]. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ew- (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[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. I eat
    • 2018 December 19, Helfen aus Dank, “i Samuelit 28:25”, in Bibël[1], BookRix, →ISBN, page 450:
      I vuri këto ushqime Saulit dhe shërbëtorëve të tij, dhe ata i hëngrën; pastaj u ngritën dhe u nisën po atë natë.
      And she gave them to Saul and his servants, and they ate (them). They got up and departed that same night.
  2. I gnaw, consume, wear out
  3. (chess) I capture

Conjugation[edit]

  • Irregular verb

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “ha”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 140

Bahnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha 

  1. to open (mouth)

Bilba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Numeral[edit]

ha

  1. four

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Conjunction[edit]

ha

  1. and

Synonyms[edit]

  • hag - used before a vowel

Burushaski[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

  1. house

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of haver

Chamorro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ha

  1. he, she

Usage notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Conjunction[edit]

ha

  1. and
    Yma hwans dhymm a diwes hag avel.
    I want a drink and an apple.
  2. while
    hag ev owth oberi
    while he was working

Synonyms[edit]

  • (before vowels) hag

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha

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

Synonyms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ha

  1. Abbreviation of hectare.

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. ha

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. ah

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

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

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha?

  1. Pardon?
  2. isn't it?

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. ha (expressing laughter)

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. ha (exclamation of surprise or laughter)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. (rare, obsolete) third-person singular present indicative of havoir

Galician[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of haber

German[edit]

Interjection[edit]

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[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ha

  1. and

Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

  1. (Walapai) water

References[edit]

  • Werner Winter, Walapai (Hualapai) Texts

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Lexicalization of the h- stem of hogy +‎ (lative case suffix). The original form was probably , where the ending later shortened to -a.[1]

Conjunction[edit]

ha

  1. if (introducing a conditional clause; often coupled with akkor (then))
  2. when, once
    Ha meglátod a parkot, fordulj jobbra.When you see the park, turn right.
Derived terms[edit]
Compound words
Expressions

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. (poetic) expressing astonishment, fright, or shock
  2. (regional) drawing attention to some soft sound

References[edit]

  1. ^ ha in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further reading[edit]

  • (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[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha?

  1. huh?, what?, come again?, I'm sorry?
    Ha, hvað sagðirðu?
    I'm sorry, what did you say?

Igbo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

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

See also[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. prensent tense of haber

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of avere

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Interjection[edit]

ha

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

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

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


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ha

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kumeyaay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ha

  1. water.

Lahu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *b-r-gja.

Noun[edit]

ha

  1. hundred

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-ya(p).

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. to winnow

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 f (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter H.
Synonyms[edit]
Coordinate terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. expressing joy or laughter: hurrah!, ha ha!
Related terms[edit]

Latvian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. ha

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. second-person singular imperative of haen

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ha

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. Alternative form of (hey!)

Maricopa[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

  1. water

References[edit]

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

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ha

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ha

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ha

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. Alternative form of haven (to have)

Neapolitan[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of avé

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hafa.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. to have

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hafa. Akin to English have.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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
    Eg har ein blå bil.I have a blue car.
  2. (auxiliary) have; Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.
    Eg har vore her sidan i dag tidleg.I have been here since this morning.
    Eg hadde allereie ete.I had already eaten.
  3. (reflexive, colloquial) to have sex
    dei har segthey are having sex
    ho har seg med hanshe is having sex with him

References[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Determiner[edit]

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[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ha

  1. and

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. Obsolete spelling of

Rwanda-Rundi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-páa.

Verb[edit]

-há (infinitive guhá, perfective -hâye)

  1. to give

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(Cyrillic spelling ха̏)

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

References[edit]

  • ha” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

or

  1. expresses laughter
  2. expresses triumph or discovery

References[edit]

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

Sotho[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ha

  1. if
  2. when

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.

Anagrams[edit]


Sumerian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ha

  1. Romanization of 𒄩 (ḫa)

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

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[edit]

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.
    John har två katter.
    John has two cats.
    Den slipsen har en fruktansvärd färg.
    That tie has a terrible colour.
    Vi hade riktigt trevligt igår kväll.
    We had a really nice time last night.
  2. (auxiliary) Used together with the supine form of a verb in the construction of perfect or pluperfect forms
    Jenny har köpt en hund.
    Jenny has bought a dog.
Conjugation[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. ha! (same as the English)
  2. what?, come again?, I'm sorry?, huh?
    Ha? Vad sade du?
    What? What did you say?

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English huh? and English hah!

Interjection[edit]

ha

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

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

Tarantino[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of avere

Turkish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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[edit]

ha

  1. (colloquial, dialectal, archaic) yes; yeah
    Geliyor musun? — Ha, geliyorum.
    Are you coming? — Yes, I'm coming.

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. yea, uh-huh; understood, got it
    Yürüdüm, yürüdüm... — Ha. — ...sonra da eve gittim.
    I walked, I walked... — Uh-huh. — ...then I went home.
  2. oh yeah
    Ha, sen bize çay getirecektin.
    Oh yeah, you were going to bring us some tea.
  3. yes? right? hmm?
    Üniversiteye gidiyorsun, ha?
    You're going to college, right?
  4. I told you so, there it is
    Ha. Böyle olacağını biliyordum.
    I told you so. I knew this would happen.
  5. sorry? eh? huh? (What did you say?)
    Ha? Duymadım.
    Huh? I didn't hear.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]


Uzbek[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. yes

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

  1. Abbreviation of hecta (hectare).

Particle[edit]

ha

  1. (Southern Vietnam, colloquial) yes?; no?; m'kay?; amirite?
    Đẹp ghê ha ?
    Beautiful, isn't it?

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. (onomatopoeia) ha (laughter)

West Frisian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

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

Wutunhua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

  1. Han Chinese
    da niren-men mu hai-la ra cek-de-ge ra da ha ra cek-lio ze-li.
    Then, as for wives, as for taking a wife, [our ancestors] took Chinese [wives] as well.
    (Quoted in Sandman, p. 193)
Derived terms[edit]
  • hahua (Chinese language)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

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

References[edit]

  • 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

Yola[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English haven, from Old English habban, hafian, from Proto-West Germanic *habbjan.

Verb[edit]

ha (simple past ad or had)

  1. have
    • 1867, SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Ha deight ouse var gabble.
      You have put us in talk.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English hey, hei, from Old English *hē, ēa (interjection).

Interjection[edit]

ha

  1. hey
    • 1867, SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Ha-ho!
      Hey-ho!

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 84 & 90

Yoruba[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

!

  1. what a pity; an interjection used to denote displeasure or disappointment
    Synonym: hàà

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. (transitive) to graze, to scrape (something), to erode, to abrade
    Synonym:
    ìṣó ha mi lọ́wọ́The nail grazed my hand
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha

  1. (intransitive, copulative) to shine brightly
    Synonym:
    òṣùpá haThe moon shines brightly
Derived terms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • Always used in the context of moonlight

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (transitive) to jam or wedge something into some space
  2. (intransitive) to become jammed, gagged, or barricaded
    ẹrán mi léyínThe meat became jammed in my teeth
Derived terms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • Regularly occurs with instrumental verbs such as fi, gbé, and .

Etymology 5[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (transitive) to allocate, to distribute, to share, to divide things (among a group)
    Synonym: pín
    wọ́n ẹran káléThey distributed the meat among the members of the household
Derived terms[edit]

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ha (old orthography ha)

  1. huh? what?

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

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[edit]

Verb[edit]

ha (Sawndip form 𢩹, old orthography ha)

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

Zou[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ha

  1. tooth

References[edit]

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