het

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See also: hét, hèt, hết, -het, and нет

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of heterosexual.

Noun[edit]

het (countable and uncountable, plural hets)

  1. (countable, slang) A heterosexual person.
    • 2020, “metal”, in food house, performed by food house:
      See how you like that you townie het from southeastern MA
      Saying "fairy" and "Mark Wahlberg" like it's southie any day
  2. (uncountable, fandom slang) Fan fiction based on celebrities or fictional characters involved in an opposite-sex romantic and/or sexual relationship.
    • 2005, Rhiannon Bury, Cyberspaces of Their Own: Female Fandoms Online, Peter Lang, published 2005, →ISBN, page 207:
      Mary Ellen Curtin presented a paper at the 2002 Popular Culture Association conference in which she studied fanfiction archives to discover that black characters appeared far less in both het and slash fiction than white or even Latino/a characters.
    • 2006, Catherine Driscoll, “One True Pairing: The Romance of Pornography and the Pornography of Romance”, in Karen Hellekson, Kristina Busse, editors, Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays, McFarland & Company, →ISBN, page 84:
      The vast majority of fan fiction is het or slash, and these types are usually defined against each other as approaches to romance and porn, marginalizing gen as something outside of the dominant concerns of fan fiction.
    • 2010, Rebecca Ward Black, “Just Don't Call Them Cartoons: The New Literacy Spaces of Anime, Manga, and Fanfiction”, in Julie Coiro, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear, Donald J. Leu, editors, Handbook of Research on New Literacies, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, →ISBN, page 595:
      Other studies explore why some women write het, or fictions with heterosexual pairings of certain couples, within canons such as Star Trek Voyager that generally inspire slash fiction (Somogyi, 2002).
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:het.
Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

het (comparative more het, superlative most het)

  1. (slang) Heterosexual.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Strong conjugation of heat

Verb[edit]

het

  1. (dialect) simple past and past participle of heat

Adjective[edit]

het (comparative more het, superlative most het)

  1. (dialect) Heated.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of heterozygous.

Noun[edit]

het (plural hets)

  1. heterozygote
    For sale: Albino hognose female $20k. Hets $12.5k for pair.

Adjective[edit]

het (not comparable)

  1. heterozygous

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

het (plural hets)

  1. Alternative form of heth (Semitic letter)

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Afrikaans[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 't (in informal writing, reflecting the contracted pronunciation)

Etymology[edit]

From the Dutch 3rd person singular of hebben, which is heeft in standard Dutch, but het in many dialects. Compare also German hat, English has (from older English hath).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

het

  1. present of

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch dat, which was contracted to 't in usual speech. This form was later interpreted as being the same as the neuter pronoun het (etymology 2, see below), which was contracted in the same way. This then led to the modern merge with het, which some might see as being unetymological.

Article[edit]

het n

  1. the (the neuter definite article)
    het boek
    the book
    het meisje
    the girl
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]
Dutch definite article
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative de de het de
Genitive des der des der
Dative den der den den
Accusative den de het de


Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch het, hit, from Old Dutch it, hit, from Proto-Germanic *it, *hit.

Pronoun[edit]

het n

  1. it; third-person singular, neuter, subjective
    Het is een mooi huis, maar een beetje klein.
    It is a nice house, but a little small.
  2. it; third-person singular, neuter, objective
    Kun je het goed zien?
    Can you see it well?
    Ik doe het als jij het wilt.
    I'll do it if you want it. (i.e. "if you want me to")
    Het katje heeft honger, geef het een boterham.
    The kitty is hungry, give it a sandwich.
  3. it; impersonal
    Het is laat.
    It is late.
    Het regent alweer.
    It's raining again.
    Hoe gaat het?
    How is it going?
Usage notes[edit]
  • This pronoun can combine with a preposition to form a pronominal adverb. When this occurs, it is changed into its adverbial/locative counterpart er. See also Category:Dutch pronominal adverbs.
  • In a double-object construction with another pronoun, het is generally the direct object but precedes the other pronoun: Geef het hem terug! (Give it back to him!). Compare regional English Give it him back!. This is different from other neuter pronouns, which usually follow the indirect object: Geef hem dat terug! (Give that back to him!)
Descendants[edit]
  • Jersey Dutch: hät, it
See also[edit]

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

he with standard nominative plural suffix -t.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhet/, [ˈhe̞t̪]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Syllabification(key): het

Pronoun[edit]

het

  1. (personal, dialectal) they (only of people).
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From heti through apocope.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhet/, [ˈhe̞t̪]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Syllabification(key): het

Adverb[edit]

het (not comparable) (dialectal)

  1. Alternative form of heti (immediately).

Etymology 3[edit]

From Biblical Hebrewחי״ת(khet).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhe(ː)t/, [ˈhe̞(ː)t̪]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Syllabification(key): het

Noun[edit]

het

  1. heth (eighth letter of the Hebrew and Phoenician scripts and the Northwest Semitic abjad)
Declension[edit]
Inflection of het (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative het hetit
genitive hetin hetien
partitive hetiä hetejä
illative hetiin heteihin
singular plural
nominative het hetit
accusative nom. het hetit
gen. hetin
genitive hetin hetien
partitive hetiä hetejä
inessive hetissä heteissä
elative hetistä heteistä
illative hetiin heteihin
adessive hetillä heteillä
ablative hetiltä heteiltä
allative hetille heteille
essive hetinä heteinä
translative hetiksi heteiksi
abessive hetittä heteittä
instructive hetein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of het (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative hetini hetini
accusative nom. hetini hetini
gen. hetini
genitive hetini hetieni
partitive hetiäni hetejäni
inessive hetissäni heteissäni
elative hetistäni heteistäni
illative hetiini heteihini
adessive hetilläni heteilläni
ablative hetiltäni heteiltäni
allative hetilleni heteilleni
essive hetinäni heteinäni
translative hetikseni heteikseni
abessive hetittäni heteittäni
instructive
comitative heteineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative hetisi hetisi
accusative nom. hetisi hetisi
gen. hetisi
genitive hetisi hetiesi
partitive hetiäsi hetejäsi
inessive hetissäsi heteissäsi
elative hetistäsi heteistäsi
illative hetiisi heteihisi
adessive hetilläsi heteilläsi
ablative hetiltäsi heteiltäsi
allative hetillesi heteillesi
essive hetinäsi heteinäsi
translative hetiksesi heteiksesi
abessive hetittäsi heteittäsi
instructive
comitative heteinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative hetimme hetimme
accusative nom. hetimme hetimme
gen. hetimme
genitive hetimme hetiemme
partitive hetiämme hetejämme
inessive hetissämme heteissämme
elative hetistämme heteistämme
illative hetiimme heteihimme
adessive hetillämme heteillämme
ablative hetiltämme heteiltämme
allative hetillemme heteillemme
essive hetinämme heteinämme
translative hetiksemme heteiksemme
abessive hetittämme heteittämme
instructive
comitative heteinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative hetinne hetinne
accusative nom. hetinne hetinne
gen. hetinne
genitive hetinne hetienne
partitive hetiänne hetejänne
inessive hetissänne heteissänne
elative hetistänne heteistänne
illative hetiinne heteihinne
adessive hetillänne heteillänne
ablative hetiltänne heteiltänne
allative hetillenne heteillenne
essive hetinänne heteinänne
translative hetiksenne heteiksenne
abessive hetittänne heteittänne
instructive
comitative heteinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative hetinsä hetinsä
accusative nom. hetinsä hetinsä
gen. hetinsä
genitive hetinsä hetiensä
partitive hetiään
hetiänsä
hetejään
hetejänsä
inessive hetissään
hetissänsä
heteissään
heteissänsä
elative hetistään
hetistänsä
heteistään
heteistänsä
illative hetiinsä heteihinsä
adessive hetillään
hetillänsä
heteillään
heteillänsä
ablative hetiltään
hetiltänsä
heteiltään
heteiltänsä
allative hetilleen
hetillensä
heteilleen
heteillensä
essive hetinään
hetinänsä
heteinään
heteinänsä
translative hetikseen
hetiksensä
heteikseen
heteiksensä
abessive hetittään
hetittänsä
heteittään
heteittänsä
instructive
comitative heteineen
heteinensä

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhe(ː)t/, [ˈhe̞(ː)t̪]
  • Rhymes: -et
  • Syllabification(key): het

Noun[edit]

het

  1. nominative plural of he

Kven[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Finnish he, from Proto-Finnic *hek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

het

  1. they

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Eira Söderholm (2017) Kvensk grammatikk, Tromsø: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, →ISBN, page 276

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch hit, it, from Proto-Germanic *hit, *it.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

het n

  1. it

Inflection[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: het (only the pronoun; the definite article is a weakened form of dat)
  • Limburgish: hèt

Further reading[edit]

  • het”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “het”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

het

  1. Alternative form of heed

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

het

  1. Alternative form of hete (hate)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (of adjective) heit (Nynorsk also)
  • (of verb) hette

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse heitr.

Adjective[edit]

het (neuter singular hett, definite singular and plural hete, comparative hetere, indefinite superlative hetest, definite superlative heteste)

  1. hot (most senses)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

het

  1. simple past of hete (Etymology 3)

References[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

het

  1. past of heita

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hēt

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of hātan

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *hait. Compare Old English hāt, Old Frisian hēt, Old High German heiz, Old Norse heitr.

Adjective[edit]

hēt

  1. hot, fierce

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish hēter, from Old Norse heitr, from Proto-Germanic *haitaz.

Adjective[edit]

het (comparative hetare, superlative hetast)

  1. hot; having a very high temperature
  2. hot; feverish
  3. hot; (of food) spicy
  4. hot; radioactive
  5. (slang) hot; physically very attractive
    Den kvinnan är het!
    That woman is hot!
  6. hot; popular, in demand.
Declension[edit]
Inflection of het
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular het hetare hetast
Neuter singular hett hetare hetast
Plural heta hetare hetast
Masculine plural3 hete hetare hetast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 hete hetare hetaste
All heta hetare hetaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic
Synonyms[edit]
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

het

  1. imperative of heta

Anagrams[edit]

Tok Pisin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English head.

Noun[edit]

het

  1. (anatomy) head
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:15:
      Na bai mi mekim yu i stap birua bilong meri, na meri i stap birua bilong yu. Na bai mi mekim ol lain bilong yu i birua long lain bilong meri. Bai ol i krungutim het bilong yu, na bai yu kaikaim lek bilong ol.”
      →New International Version translation

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old English hætt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

het f (plural hetiau, not mutable)

  1. hat

Derived terms[edit]

  • hetiwr (hatter, milliner)

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “het”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hete, from Old English hǣtu.

Noun[edit]

het

  1. heat

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 46