huis

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

huis

  1. plural of hui

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hys (Cape Afrikaans)

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch huis, from Middle Dutch huus, from Old Dutch hūs, from Proto-West Germanic *hūs, from Proto-Germanic *hūsą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦœis/, [ɦʊ̟i̯s]

Noun[edit]

huis (plural huise, diminutive huisie)

  1. A house, residence.

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦœy̯s/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: huis
  • Rhymes: -œy̯s

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch huus, from Old Dutch hūs, from Proto-West Germanic *hūs, from Proto-Germanic *hūsą. Doublet of osso.

Noun[edit]

huis n (plural huizen, diminutive huisje n)

  1. A house, home, residence.
  2. A genealogical house, such as a dynasty.
  3. A house or chamber in a lesgislative assembly.
  4. A housing structure, casing.
Usage notes[edit]

Case forms of this noun remain in, albeit very limited, use:

  • The definite genitive des huizes to mean “of the family, household”, e.g. de dame des huizes (“the lady of the house”), een vriend des huizes (“a friend of the family”).
  • The dative huize in prepositional expressions used chiefly referring to large manors or jokingly, e.g. in huize Mulder (“at the Mulders’ house”). It is also used in a formal manner in the fixed expression ten huize van (at the house of).
Derived terms[edit]

- domestic, habitation

- genealogical & dynastic

- legislative chamber

Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: huis
  • Jersey Dutch: häus

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

huis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of huizen
  2. imperative of huizen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French huis, uis, from Latin ostium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

huis m (plural huis)

  1. (obsolete except in the fixed expression below) A door, access.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

huis m

  1. Obsolete spelling of hois: h-prothesized form of uis

Interjection[edit]

huis!

  1. Obsolete spelling of hois

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ostium.

Noun[edit]

huis m (oblique plural huis, nominative singular huis, nominative plural huis)

  1. An external door.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (huis)

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

huis

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros, vosotras) present indicative form of huir.
  2. (Latin America) Informal second-person singular (vos) present indicative form of huir.