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Webster 1913 Edition


Ha

Ha

(hä)
,
int
erj.
[AS.]
An exclamation denoting surprise, joy, or grief. Both as uttered and as written, it expresses a great variety of emotions, determined by the tone or the context. When repeated,
ha, ha
, it is an expression of laughter, satisfaction, or triumph, sometimes of derisive laughter; or sometimes it is equivalent to “Well, it is so.”
Ha-has
, and inarticulate hootings of satirical rebuke.
Carlyle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ha

HA

, an exclamation, denoting surprise, joy or grief. With the first or long sound of a, it is used as a question, and is equivalent to 'What do you say?' When repeated, ha, ha, it is an expression of laughter, or sometimes it is equivalent to 'Well! it is so.'

Definition 2021


Ha

Ha

See also: Appendix:Variations of "ha"

English

Proper noun

Ha

  1. An ethnic and linguistic group based in Kigoma Region in western Tanzania.
  2. The dialect of Rwanda-Rundi spoken by this group.

Etymology 2

From Egyptian ḥ3

Proper noun

Ha

  1. In Egyptian mythology, a god of the deserts to the west of Egypt, associated with the underworld (Duat) and pictured as a man wearing the symbol for desert hills on his head.

Derived terms

  • (Egyptian god): Hagryphus

Anagrams

ha

ha

See also: Appendix:Variations of "ha"

Translingual

Symbol

ha

  1. hectare

English

Verb

ha

  1. (archaic) Alternate spelling of a4

Pronoun

ha

  1. (neologism) A gender-neutral, third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
    "Ha laughed"

Interjection

ha

  1. A representation of laughter.
    Ha, ha, ha! That’s funny.
  2. An exclamation of triumph or discovery.
    Ha! Checkmate!

Translations

Related terms

Anagrams


Albanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *ed-a-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (to eat), whith the preservation of the laryngeal[1]. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *h₂euw (compare Ashkun au ‘bread’, Sanskrit अवय (āvaya, to eat)).

Verb

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

  1. I eat
  2. (chess) I capture

Conjugation

See also

References

  1. A Concise Historical Grammar of the Albanian Language, V. Orel, Koninklijke Brill, Leiden 2000

Bilba

Etymology

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

Numeral

ha

  1. (cardinal) four

Breton

Conjunction

ha

  1. and

Synonyms

  • hag - used before a vowel

Catalan

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of haver

Cornish

Conjunction

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

  • (before vowels) hag

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/, [hɑ], [ha]

Interjection

ha

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

Synonyms


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aː

Symbol

ha

  1. Abbreviation of hectare.

Interjection

ha

  1. ha

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ha/

Interjection

ha

  1. ah

Ewe

Noun

ha

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

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [haː]

Interjection

ha?

  1. Pardon?
  2. isn't it?

Finnish

Interjection

ha

  1. ha (expressing laughter)

Galician

Alternative forms

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of haber

Guaraní

Conjunction

ha

  1. and

Havasupai-Walapai-Yavapai

Alternative forms

Noun

ha

  1. (Walapai) water

References

  • Werner Winter, Walapai (Hualapai) Texts

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒ]

Conjunction

ha

  1. if (introduces conditional clause)

Derived terms

(Expressions):

Interjection

ha

  1. (poetic) (indicates anger or surprise)

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haː/
  • Rhymes: -aː

Interjection

ha?

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

Interlingua

Verb

ha

  1. prensent tense of haber

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a/
  • Rhymes: -a

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of avere

Interjection

ha!

  1. ah! (usually ironic or sarcastic)

Japanese

Romanization

ha

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Latin

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Noun

(indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter H.
Coordinate terms

References

  • 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

Interjection

ha!

  1. hurrah!, ha ha! (onomatopoeia expressing joy or laughter)
Related terms

Latvian

Interjection

ha

  1. ha

Mandarin

Romanization

ha

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

Usage notes

  • 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.

Maricopa

Noun

ha

  1. water

References

  • Lynn Gordon, Maricopa Morphology and Syntax (1986, ISBN 0520099656), page 364

Neapolitan

Verb

ha

  1. Third-person singular present indicative of the verb of avé

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hafa.

Verb

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

  1. to have

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Norse hafa.

Verb

ha (present tense har, past tense hadde, past participle hatt, passive infinitive havast, present participle havande, imperative ha)

  1. have
    Eg har vore her sidan i dag tidleg.
    I have been here since this morning.

References


Novial

Verb

ha (past had, active participle hant)

  1. (auxiliary) have/has, added to the front of a verb to make it perfect

Old Irish

Determiner

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.

Portuguese

Verb

ha

  1. Obsolete spelling of

Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : ha
    Counting form : kaha

Etymology

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

Numeral

ha

  1. (cardinal) four

Usage notes

When counting, use kaha.


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a/
  • Homophone: a

Verb

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.

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hɑː/

Etymology 1

From earlier hava, from Old Swedish hava, from Old Norse hafa, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to take, seize, catch).

Verb

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.
Alternative forms
  • (dated): hava
  • hafva (obsolete)
  • hafwa (obsolete)
Conjugation

Etymology 2

Interjection

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


Tarantino

Verb

ha

  1. third-person singular present indicative of avere

Turkish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic [Term?] (yes). Compare Azeri (yes), Turkmen hawa (yes), Uzbek ha (yes), Uyghur ھەئە (he'e, yes), Kazakh иә (ïä, yes), Tatar әйе (äye, aye, yes, yea), Bashkir эйе (eye, yes), Chuvash ээх (eeh, yes).

Particle

ha

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

Interjection

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 olucağanı 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

Antonyms


Uzbek

Interjection

ha

  1. yes

West Frisian

Verb

ha

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