ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Standard Arabic) IPA(key): /hu.wa/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

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

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. copulative force
    اَلْوَقْت هُوَ اَلْمَال.‎‎
    al-waqt huwa l-māl.
    Time is money.
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    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 2:96:
      وَمَا هُوَ بِمُزَحْزِحِهِ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ أَن يُعَمَّرَ
      wamā huwa bimuzaḥziḥihi mina l-ʿaḏābi ʾan yuʿammara
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هُوَ(huwa).

PronunciationEdit

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PronounEdit

هو (húwwam

  1. he (subject pronoun)

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هُوَ(huwa).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

هو (huwwam

  1. he (subject pronoun)

PashtoEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

هو (ho)

  1. yes

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably dialectal variant of هبر(habar, pus), from Proto-Indo-European *sab-, *sap-; cognate with English sap. Compare Kurdish ھەو(hew, pus, inflammation).

NounEdit

هو (how)

  1. pus

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Armenian: հու (hu) (possibly)

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, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume 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)