hue

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See also: Hue, hué, Hué, Huế, Huê, Huë, and

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hewe,[1] from Old English hīew (appearance, form, species, kind; apparition; hue, color; beauty; figure of speech), from Proto-Germanic *hiwją (hue, form, shape, appearance; mildew), from Proto-Indo-European *kew-, *ḱew- (skin, colour of the skin) or *ḱey- (grey, dark shade). Cognate with Swedish hy (complexion, skin), Norwegian hy (fluff, mold, skin), Icelandic gómi (vanity), Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐍅𐌹 (hiwi, form, show, appearance). Compare also Sanskrit छवि (chavi, cuticle, skin, hide; beauty, splendour); Irish ceo (fog), Tocharian B kwele (black, dark grey), Lithuanian šývas (light grey), Albanian thinjë (grey), Sanskrit श्याव (śyāvá, brown).

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Noun[edit]

hue (countable and uncountable, plural hues)

  1. A color, or shade of color; tint; dye.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
      A great chocolate-coloured pall lowered over heaven, but the wind was continually charging and routing these embattled vapours; so that as the cab crawled from street to street, Mr. Utterson beheld a marvelous number of degrees and hues of twilight; for here it would be dark like the back-end of evening; and there would be a glow of a rich, lurid brown, like the light of some strange conflagration; and here, for a moment, the fog would be quite broken up, and a haggard shaft of daylight would glance in between the swirling wreaths.
  2. The characteristic related to the light frequency that appears in the color, for instance red, yellow, green, cyan, blue or magenta.
    In digital arts, HSV color uses hue together with saturation and value.
  3. (figuratively) A character; aspect.
  4. (obsolete) Form; appearance; guise.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French hu or Old French heu, a hunting cry.[1]

Noun[edit]

hue (plural hues)

  1. (obsolete) A shout or cry.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Arika Okrent (2019-07-05), “12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms”, in Mental Floss[1], Pocket, retrieved 2021-10-08

Aragonese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *oie, from Latin hodiē.

Adverb[edit]

hue

  1. today

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse húfa.

Noun[edit]

A woman or girl wearing a hue.

hue c (singular definite huen, plural indefinite huer)

  1. a hat of soft material (often wool), worn in cold times
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse huga (think)

Verb[edit]

hue (imperative hu, infinitive at hue, present tense huer, past tense huede, perfect tense har huet)

  1. (transitive) To please
    • 1859, Joaquim Gomes de Souza, Anthologie universelle choix des meilleures poésies lyriques de diverses nations dans les langues originales, page 863:
      Moders Røst er den Vuggesang, Der huer os bedst af Alle , Modersmaal bar en himmelsk Klang, Naar Børnene "Moder" lalle.
    • 2017, TruthBeTold Ministry, English Danish Bible No12: Geneva 1560 - Dansk 1931, TRUTHBETOLD MINISTRY JOERN ANDRE HALSETH (→ISBN)
      Da sammenkaldte de tolv Disciplenes Skare og sagde: "Det huer os ikke at forlade Guds Ord for at tjene ved Bordene.
    • 2011, Joan Ørting, Vær åben: energi og glæde i parforholdet, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN), page 221:
      Må jeg gå til fest med mine eks'er? Der kan være et hav af flere og andre spørgsmål, som vi gerne vil have svar på, så vi ved, hvornår vi er ved at overskride vores partners grænse. Det kan jo godt ske, at partnerens grænser slet ikke huer os.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic, compare Dutch ju

Interjection[edit]

hue!

  1. yah!, cry to make (a) working animal(s) etc. advance or turn right
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of huer

Verb[edit]

hue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of huer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of huer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of huer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of huer
  5. second-person singular imperative of huer

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Noun[edit]

hue

  1. A gourd

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?].

Noun[edit]

hue

  1. A gourd (plant)

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hue

  1. Alternative form of heo (she)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hue

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse húfa.

Noun[edit]

hue f or m (definite singular hua or huen, indefinite plural huer, definite plural huene)

  1. a cap (without a peak, often knitted), woolly hat
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hue n (definite singular huet, indefinite plural huer, definite plural hua or huene)

  1. (dialect, metonymically) a head
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

From Old Norse húfa.

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Noun[edit]

hue f (definite singular hua, indefinite plural huer, definite plural huene)

  1. a cap (without a peak, often knitted), woolly hat
    Synonyms: lue, luve

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hue n (definite singular huet, indefinite plural hue, definite plural hua)

  1. (dialectal) alternative form of hovud (head)
    • 1990, Røsbak, Ove, Månen og skilpadde [The Moon and the Turtle], Oslo: Samlaget, page 36:
      Det var den fyrste rota han hadde sett røre på seg, og ho fekk brått eit hue der det lyste to gule, grufulle auge.
      It was the first root he'd ever seen move, and all of the sudden it got a head with two yellow, menacing eyes.

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Portuguese[edit]

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hue

  1. (Brazil, Internet slang) expressing laugh; hahaha