See also: ہی

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Hebrew הִיא(hi' /hi/), Aramaic הי(hi), Classical Syriac ܗܝ(), and Mandaic ࡄࡏ(hʿ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hi.ja/
  • (file)

PronounEdit

هِيَ (hiyaf, enclitic form ـهَا(-hā)

  1. she (subject pronoun).
    هِيَ طَبِيبَةٌ
    hiya ṭabībatun
    She is a doctor
  2. it (subject pronoun, referring to animals and inanimate nouns of feminine gender)
    سَاحِلُ العَاجِ هِيَ دَوْلَةٌ تَقَعُ غَرْبَ أَفْرِيقْيَا‎‎
    sāḥilu l-ʿāji hiya dawlatun taqaʿu ḡarba ʾafrīqyā
    Cote d'Ivoire is a country that is located West of Africa
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 69:16:
      (Dr. Mustaffa Khattab)
      وَانْشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ فَهِيَ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَاهِيَةٌ
      wānšaqqati s-samāʾu fahiya yawmaʾiḏin wāhiyatun
      The sky will then be so torn that it will be frail
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 79:41:
      فَإِنَّ الْجَنَّةَ هِيَ الْمَأْوَى
      faʾinna l-jannata hiya l-maʾwā
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. they (subject pronoun, non-human).
    • 2019 May 4, “ما هي القضايا التي ناقشها ترامب وبوتين في مكالمتهما؟‎”, in BBC Arabic[1]:

DescendantsEdit

  • Egyptian Arabic: هي(híyya)
  • Gulf Arabic: اِهْيَ(ehya)
  • Maltese: hija, hi
  • Moroccan Arabic: هي(hiyya)
  • Tunisian Arabic: هي(hiyya)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هِيَ(hiya).

PronunciationEdit

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PronounEdit

هي (híyyaf

  1. she (subject pronoun)

Hijazi ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هِيَ(hiya)

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

هي (hiyyaf, enclitic form ـهَا(-ha).

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

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هِيَ(hiya).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

هي (hiyyaf

  1. she (subject pronoun)

SindhiEdit

EtymologyEdit

  This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Compare Punjabi ਇਹ (iha).”

PronounEdit

هي () (Devanagari ही)

  1. he; masculine third-person singular proximal personal pronoun

DeterminerEdit

هي (m (Devanagari ही)

  1. this

Tunisian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هِيَ(hiya).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

هي (hiyyaf

  1. she (subject pronoun)