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AramaicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronounEdit

הוּא (m sg (feminine singular הִיא)

  1. he, it
  2. (copulative) (he/it) is

SynonymsEdit

  • (he/it): איהו (ʾīhū) (Jewish Babylonian Aramaic)
  • (is): ניהו (nīhū) (Jewish Babylonian Aramaic)

DeterminerEdit

הוּא (m sg (feminine singular הִיא)

  1. that (distal)

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

הֲוָא (hăwā)

  1. to be, to exist
Alternative spellingsEdit

HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

הוּא (hum sg

  1. (personal) he, it
  2. Used as a copula: is.
Usage notesEdit
  • The received text of the Bible (the Masoretic Text) has many instances where the normally-masculine spelling הוא is used in a context where a feminine form is expected. The Masoretic tradition says to use the feminine pronunciation /hi/, normally spelled הִיא, in these cases. To indicate this pronunciation, it is written with the vowel diacritics of הִיא: ‎ הִוא. This is one of a few examples of a qere perpetuum in the Masoretic Text.
See alsoEdit

PronounEdit

הִוא (hif sg

  1. (Biblical Hebrew) Archaic spelling of הִיא.

Etymology 2Edit

From הָוָה (havá, to be).

VerbEdit

הֱוֵא (hevé)

  1. (rare) Be: used as an imperative.
    • Job 37:6, with translation of the King James Version:
      כִּי לַשֶּׁלַג ׀ יֹאמַר הֱוֵא אָרֶץ וְגֶשֶׁם מָטָר וְגֶשֶׁם מִטְרוֹת עֻזּוֹ׃‏
      ki lashélag yomár hevé áretz v'géshem matár v'géshem mitrót uzó.
      For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
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