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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *sindʰus (river) or from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu, a river, stream).

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Proper nounEdit

הודו \ הֹדּוּ (hóduf

  1. India: the Indian subcontinent, or the country that occupies it.

Etymology 2Edit

From the above; elliptical for תרנגול הודו (tarnegól-hódu), literally “India chicken” or “India fowl”.

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NounEdit

הודו \ הֹדּוּ (hódum

  1. A turkey (a bird of either of the species Meleagris gallopavo, Meleagris ocellata)
  2. turkey (the meat of such a bird)

Etymology 3Edit

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VerbEdit

הוֹדוּ (hodú)

  1. Masculine plural imperative of הוֹדָה (hodá)