ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *šuʔa.

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.
  4. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 609–632 C.E., 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

PronounEdit

هو (húwwam

  1. he (subject pronoun)

See alsoEdit


Hijazi ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هُوَ(huwa)

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

هو (huwwam, enclitic form ـه(-u).

  1. he (subject pronoun)
  2. it (subject pronoun, referring to animals and inanimate nouns of masculine gender)

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هُوَ(huwa).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

هو (huwwam

  1. he (subject pronoun)

See alsoEdit

Moroccan Arabic personal pronouns
Singular Plural
1st person أنا(ʔana), آنا(ʔāna) حنا(ḥna)
2nd person m انت(nta), انتينا(ntīna), انتين(ntīn) انتوما(ntūma), انتوم(ntūm)
f انت(nti), انتينا(ntīna), انتين(ntīn)
3rd person m هو (huwwa) هوما(hūma), هوم(hūm)
f هي(hiyya)

North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هُوَ(huwa).

PronounEdit

هو (huwwem

  1. he (subject pronoun)
    Enclitic form: ـه‎(-o/-h)

See alsoEdit

North Levantine Arabic personal pronouns
Singular Plural
1st person أنا(ʔana) نحنا(niḥna)
2nd person m انت(ʔinta, ʔinte) انتو(ʔintu)
f انتي(ʔinti)
3rd person m هو (huwwe) هن(hinne) / هنن(hinnen)
f هي(hiyye)

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


South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هُوَ(huwa).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /huw.we/, [ˈhʊw.we]
  • (file)

PronounEdit

هو (huwwem (enclitic form ـه‎(-o, -h))

  1. he (third-person masculine singular subject pronoun)

See alsoEdit

South Levantine Arabic personal pronouns
Singular Plural
1st person أنا(ʔana) احنا(ʔiḥna)
2nd person m انت(ʔinta) انتو(ʔintu)
f انتي(ʔinti)
3rd person m هو (huwwe) هم(homme)
f هي(hiyye)

Tunisian ArabicEdit

PronounEdit

هُوَّ (huwwam (f هي‎, pl هما‎)

  1. he (subject pronoun)