See also: جو and چو

Bakhtiari edit

Etymology 1 edit

Compare Persianخواهر

Noun edit

خو⁩ (xow)

  1. sister

Etymology 2 edit

Compare Persianخواب

Noun edit

خو⁩ (xow)

  1. sleep

Etymology 3 edit

Compare Persianخود

Noun edit

خو⁩ (xo)

  1. self

Etymology 4 edit

Compare Persianخوب⁩ and Gulf Arabic below.

Interjection edit

خو⁩ (xo)

  1. well!

Gulf Arabic edit

Etymology edit

From Persianخو(xo), form of ⁧خب(xob).

Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

خو (ḵō)

  1. Used to indicate that something is clearly evident, obvious, and/or common-sense; duh; obviously; clearly.
    - ليش ما قتلي ان لازم البس دشداشة حق العرس
    - ما يحتاج اقول خو!
    - Why haven't you told me that I need to wear a dishdasha for the wedding
    - I don't need to say duh!

Mazanderani edit

Noun edit

خو⁩ ()

  1. sleep

Moroccan Arabic edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

خو (ḵūm

  1. construct state of أخ(ʔaḵḵ)

Persian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Persian hwk' (xōg).

Noun edit

خو (xu)

  1. temper, disposition
Descendants edit
  • Armenian: խույ (xuy), խոյ (xoy), խու (xu)
  • Azerbaijani: xuy
  • Ottoman Turkish: ⁧خوی(huy)
  • Udi: хуй (χuj)

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Persian [script needed] (huva), from Proto-Iranian *hwabya-, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *swe (reflexive pronoun), from Proto-Indo-European *swé.[1] (compare Avestan𐬓𐬀𐬜𐬀𐬙𐬀(xᵛaδata)).

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

خو (xo)

  1. (dialectal, Bushehr, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan, reflexive) oneself
  2. (dialectal, Bushehr, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan, emphatic) one's own
    مو عامو امرو پسین عکسشه دیدُم خوش و نومزادش سی خوشون تو چمنا بیدن.
    Mo âmu emru/omru pasin akseše didom xoš o numzâdeš si xošun tu čamanâ biden. (dialectal, Bushehr)
    (Uncle!) This afternoon, I saw their photo; Himself and his fiancée were (sitting) on the lawn (for themselves).
Synonyms edit
  • (reflexive, oneself):خویش(xwêš)

Noun edit

خو (xo)

  1. (dialectal, Bushehr, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan) self
Usage notes edit
  • When used as a noun, ⁧خو(xo) is often followed by a personal pronoun suffix, e.g. ⁧خوم(xom, my self), ⁧خوت(xot, your self), etc.

References edit

  1. ^ Pokorny 992

Etymology 3 edit

Pronunciation edit

 

Readings
Dari reading? xaw
Iranian reading? xow, xav

Noun edit

خو (xow) (chiefly Bushehr, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan, Kabul and Hazaragi)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of خواب(xâb, dream, sleep), representing colloquial and dialectal Persian.

Adjective edit

خو (xow) (chiefly Bushehr, Khesht, Konartakhteh, Dashtestan, Kabul and Hazaragi)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of خواب(xâb, asleep), representing colloquial and dialectal Persian.

Etymology 4 edit

Probably a clipping of ⁧خوب(xūb)

Pronunciation edit

 

Readings
Dari reading?

Interjection edit

خو ()

  1. (chiefly Dari) okay, OK

Southwestern Fars edit

Noun edit

خو (xow)

  1. (Masarm, Deh Sarv) dream
  2. (Masarm, Deh Sarv) sleep

Ushojo edit

Conjunction edit

خو⁩ ()

  1. but