See also: خول

Arabic

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Root
ح و ل (ḥ w l)
30 terms

Etymology 1

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Compare Ugaritic 𐎈𐎍 (ḥl), Hebrew חַיִל (kháyil, strength, might).

Noun

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حَوْل (ḥawlm (plural أَحْوَال (ʔaḥwāl))

  1. verbal noun of حَالَ (ḥāla) (form I)
  2. power, might
  3. strength
    لَا حَوْل وَلَا قُوَّة إِلَّا بِٱللّٰه.lā ḥawl wa-lā quwwa ʾillā bi-llāh.There is no strength or power except in God.
  4. change, exchange
Declension
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Noun

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حَوْل (ḥawlm (plural أَحْوَال (ʔaḥwāl))

  1. year
  2. partition
Declension
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Etymology 2

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Verb

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حَوَّلَ (ḥawwala) II, non-past يُحَوِّلُ‎ (yuḥawwilu)

  1. to change, to transform, to convert, to turn (into), to make
  2. to transplant
  3. to transfer, to forward
  4. to convert,
  5. to switch, to commutate
  6. to shunt
  7. to remit, to send, to transmit
  8. to pass on, to hand on, to forward
  9. to endorse
  10. to direct
  11. to divert, to distract, to deflect
  12. to avert, to turn away
  13. to turn off, to switch off, to disconnect
  14. to turn the helm, to change course
Conjugation
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Etymology 3

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Preposition

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حَوْلَ (ḥawla)

  1. around
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 3:159:
      فَبِمَا رَحۡمَةࣲ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمۡ ۖ وَلَوۡ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ ٱلۡقَلۡبِ لَٱنفَضُّوا۟ مِنۡ حَوۡلِكَ ۖ فَٱعۡفُ عَنۡهُمۡ وَٱسۡتَغۡفِرۡ لَهُمۡ وَشَاوِرۡهُمۡ فِي ٱلۡأَمۡرِ ۖ فَإِذَا عَزَمۡتَ فَتَوَكَّلۡ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَوَكِّلِينَ
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
Inflection
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    Inflected forms
Base form حَوْلَ (ḥawla)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
Singular Dual Plural
Masculine Feminine Common Masculine Feminine
First person حَوْلِي (ḥawlī) حَوْلَنَا (ḥawlanā)
Second person حَوْلَكَ (ḥawlaka) حَوْلَكِ (ḥawlaki) حَوْلَكُمَا (ḥawlakumā) حَوْلَكُمْ (ḥawlakum) حَوْلَكُنَّ (ḥawlakunna)
Third person حَوْلَهُ (ḥawlahu) حَوْلَهَا (ḥawlahā) حَوْلَهُمَا (ḥawlahumā) حَوْلَهُمْ (ḥawlahum) حَوْلَهُنَّ (ḥawlahunna)

Etymology 4

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Noun

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حُول (ḥūlm pl

  1. plural of حَائِل (ḥāʔil)

Etymology 5

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Noun

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حُوَّل (ḥuwwalm pl

  1. plural of حَائِل (ḥāʔil)

Etymology 6

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Adjective

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حُول (ḥūlm pl

  1. masculine plural of حَائِل (ḥāʔil)

Etymology 7

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Adjective

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حُوَّل (ḥuwwalm pl

  1. masculine plural of حَائِل (ḥāʔil)

Etymology 8

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Verb

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حَوِلَ (ḥawila) I, non-past يَحْوَلُ‎ (yaḥwalu)

  1. to have strabismus, to be cross-eyed, to squint eyes
Conjugation
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Hijazi Arabic

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Root
ح و ل
1 term

Etymology 1

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From Arabic حَوْل (ḥawl).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ħoːl/, [ħo̞ːl]

Noun

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حول (ḥōlm (plural أحوال (ʾaḥwāl))

  1. strength
    يا حول اللهyā ḥōl illāhby god’s strength!

Etymology 2

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From Arabic حَوْلَ (ḥawla).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ħoːl/, [ħo̞ːl]

Preposition

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حول (ḥōl)

  1. around
Inflection
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Inflected forms of حول
Base form حول (ḥōl)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person حولي (ḥōli) حولَنا (ḥōlana)
2nd person حولَك (ḥōlak) حولِك (ḥōlik) حولَكُم (ḥōlakum)
3rd person حولُه (ḥōlu) حولَها (ḥōlaha) حولَهُم (ḥōlahum)

Etymology 3

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From Arabic أَحْوَل (ʔaḥwal).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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حول (ḥawalm (plural حول (ḥūl), feminine حولا (ḥōla))

  1. cross-eyed

Etymology 4

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From Arabic حُول (ḥūl).

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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حول (ḥūlpl

  1. plural of حَوَل (ḥawal, cross-eyed)

Etymology 5

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From Arabic حَوَّلَ (ḥawwala).

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Verb

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حول (ḥawwal) II (non-past يِحَوِّل (yiḥawwil), verbal noun تَحويل (taḥwīl))

  1. to transform, to turn into
  2. to transfer, to pass on
Conjugation
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    Conjugation of حول (ḥawwal)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m حولت (ḥawwalt) حولت (ḥawwalt) حول (ḥawwal) حولنا (ḥawwalna) حولتوا (ḥawwaltu) حولوا (ḥawwalu)
f حولتي (ḥawwalti) حولت (ḥawwalat)
non-past m أحول (ʔaḥawwil) تحول (tiḥawwil) يحول (yiḥawwil) نحول (niḥawwil) تحولوا (tiḥawwilu) يحولوا (yiḥawwilu)
f تحولي (tiḥawwili) تحول (tiḥawwil)
imperative m حول (ḥawwil) حولوا (ḥawwilu)
f حولي (ḥawwili)

Etymology 6

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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حول (ḥawwil)

  1. second-person masculine singular imperative of حَوَّل (ḥawwal)

Persian

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Arabic حَوْلَ (ḥawla).

Pronunciation

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Readings
Classical reading? hawl-i
Dari reading? hawl-i
Iranian reading? howl-e
Tajik reading? havl-i

Preposition

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حول (howl-e)

  1. (formal) around (literal, figurative)
    • 2024 May 14, “انتقادها به حمله به کاروان‌های امدادرسان به غزه؛ قطر: مذاکرات آتش‌بس به بن‌بست رسیده است”, in bbc.com/persian[3], BBC Persian:
      =نخست‌وزیر قطر همچنین گفت اختلاف اصلی دو طرف حول محور آزادی گروگان‌ها و آتش‌بس موقت یا پایان دادن به جنگ است: «یک طرف می‌خواهد جنگ را خاتمه دهد و بعد درباره گروگان‌ها صحبت کند و طرف دیگر می‌خواهد گروگان‌ها برگردند و جنگ را ادامه دهند.»
      naxost-vazir-e qatar hamčenin goft extelâf-e asli-ye do taraf howl-e mehvar-e âzâdi-ye gerowgân-hâ va âtaš-bas-e movaqqat yâ pâyân dâdan be jang ast: "yek taraf mi-xâhad jang râ xâteme dehad va ba'd darbâre-ye gerowgân-hâ sohbat konad va taraf-e digar mi-xâhad gerowgân-hâ bargardand va jang râ edâme dehand.
      The Qatari Prime Minister also said that there are fundamental disputes between the two sides around the axes of freeing the hostages and either a temporary ceasefire or bringing the war to an end: "One side wants to end the war and talk about the hostages afterwards, and the other side wants the hostages to come back and to continue the war."

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Arabic حَوْل (ḥawl).

Pronunciation

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Readings
Classical reading? hawl
Dari reading? hawl
Iranian reading? howl
Tajik reading? havl

Noun

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حول (howl)

  1. (formal) strength, power
    Synonyms: قدرت (qodrat), توانایی (tavânâyi), نیرو (niru)

Further reading

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  • Hayyim, Sulayman (1934) “حول”, in New Persian–English dictionary, Teheran: Librairie-imprimerie Béroukhim

South Levantine Arabic

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Root
ح و ل
7 terms

Etymology

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From Arabic حَوَّلَ (ḥawwala).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ħaw.wal/, [ˈħaw.wal]
  • Audio (al-Lidd):(file)

Verb

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حوّل (ḥawwal) II (present بحوّل (biḥawwel))

  1. (transitive) to transform, to turn into
  2. to transfer, to pass on

Conjugation

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    Conjugation of حوّل (ḥawwal)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m حوّلت (ḥawwalt) حوّلت (ḥawwalt) حوّل (ḥawwal) حوّلنا (ḥawwalna) حوّلتو (ḥawwaltu) حوّلو (ḥawwalu)
f حوّلتي (ḥawwalti) حوّلت (ḥawwalat)
present m بحوّل (baḥawwel) بتحوّل (bitḥawwel) بحوّل (biḥawwel) منحوّل (minḥawwel) بتحوّلو (bitḥawwlu) بحوّلو (biḥawwlu)
f بتحوّلي (bitḥawwli) بتحوّل (bitḥawwel)
subjunctive m احوّل (aḥawwel) تحوّل (tḥawwel) يحوّل (yḥawwel) نحوّل (nḥawwel) تحوّلو (tḥawwlu) يحوّلو (yḥawwlu)
f تحوّلي (tḥawwli) تحوّل (tḥawwel)
imperative m حوّل (ḥawwel) حوّلو (ḥawwlu)
f حوّلي (ḥawwli)

Urdu

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Etymology

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From Arabic حَوْل (ḥawl).

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حَول (haulm (Hindi spelling हौल)

  1. year
  2. all around, on every side
  3. strength, power

References

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  • حول”, in اُردُو لُغَت (urdū luġat) (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • حول”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت (rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.