hella

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See also: Hella, hellä, Hellä, and hella-

English

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Etymology 1

Related to "a hell of a". Originally Northern California slang. Also helluv.

Pronunciation

Determiner

hella

  1. (slang, chiefly Northern California) Intensifier, signifies an abundance of a thing; much or many.
    There are hella people here.
Synonyms
  • (intensifier; much or many): mad

Pronoun

hella

  1. (slang, chiefly Northern California) a lot; or, a hell of a lot.
    We paid hella for that Chinese cuisine.

Adverb

hella (not comparable)

  1. (slang, chiefly Northern California) Intensifier (modifies verbs); to a large extent; totally; very much.
    I can't tell you how much I hella love the new track.
    Jane was driving away, and the door was open, so I hella ran for it.
    Oh, today's Cyrell's bday. We hella sang her happy birthday at the spot.
  2. (slang, chiefly Northern California) Intensifier (modifies adjectives); to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly.
    I guess she seems hella stoned in her commercial.
    I've been a Star Wars fan since I was hella young.
    • 2014, Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off":
      "And to the fella over there / With the hella good hair / Won't you come on over, baby / We can shake, shake, shake"
Synonyms
  • (extremely, modifies adjectives): wicked (North East US)

Interjection

hella

  1. (slang, chiefly Northern California) For sure; totally; hell yeah; used as a strong affirmation of something that was just said, accomplished, or revealed.
    "We definitely rocked that shit man!" "Hella!"

Related terms

Quotations

Etymology 2

Shortened form, or elision, of phrases like "hell have", approximating casual speech in writing.

Contraction

hella

  1. (nonstandard) Hell have.
    Where the hella you been?

References

  • Waksler, Rachelle (San Francisco State University), "A HELLA New Specifier". [1]

Finnish

Etymology

From the noun helle.

Noun

hella

  1. range (for cooking)
  2. oven

Declension

Inflection of hella (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative hella hellat
accusative nom.? hella hellat
gen. hellan
genitive hellan hellojen
hellainrare
partitive hellaa helloja
inessive hellassa helloissa
elative hellasta helloista
illative hellaan helloihin
adessive hellalla helloilla
ablative hellalta helloilta
allative hellalleˣ helloilleˣ
essive hellana helloina
translative hellaksi helloiksi
instructive helloin
abessive hellatta helloitta
comitative helloineen

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Noun

hella f (genitive singular hellu, nominative plural hellur)

  1. a paver; a stone or cast slab, a paving block
    Að leggja hellur.
    To pave.

Derived terms

Concrete paver blocks in a circular pattern.

Verb

hella (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hellti, supine hellt)

  1. (transitive, governs the dative) to pour
    Ég hellti öllu gosinu þínu.
    I poured all your soda.

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

hella m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of helle

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

hella f

  1. definite singular of helle