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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate to Hebrew הוא (hu') and Aramaic הו (hu).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

هُوَ (huwam (genitive ـهُ (-hu) or ـهِ (-hi), accusative ـهُ (-hu) or ـهِ (-hi) or إِيَّاهُ (ʾiyyāhu))

  1. he (subject pronoun)
  2. it (subject pronoun, referring to inanimate nouns of masculine gender)
  3. هُوَ (huwa) and هِيَ (hiya) have copulative force:
    اَلْوَقْت هُوَ اَلْمَال.‎
    al-waqt huwa l-māl.
    Time is money.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From هُوَ (huwa, it), calqued from German Es, possibly through Latin id.

NounEdit

هُوَ (huwam

  1. (psychology) id

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “هو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Egyptian ArabicEdit

PronounEdit

هُوَّ (húwwam (f هي, pl هم)

  1. he (subject pronoun)

PashtoEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

هو (ho)

  1. yes

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Kurdish ھەو (hew, pus, inflammation).

NounEdit

هو ()

  1. pus

Usage notesEdit

Sometimes the word is read as hau, which is wrong, as proved by the Armenian descendant.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1892), “هو”, in A Comprehensive Persian–English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “հու”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 421


Tunisian ArabicEdit

PronounEdit

هُوَّ (huwwam (f هي, pl هما)

  1. he (subject pronoun)