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EtymologyEdit

From Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀪𑁄𑀤𑀺 (bhodi), from Sanskrit भवति (bhavati, to happen, to become). Cognate with Hindi होना (honā).

VerbEdit

हुनु (hunu)

  1. to be

Usage notesEdit

This verb has two sets of forms. The हो (ho) set is used in sentences that equate two things, like त्यो किताब हो (tyo kitāb ho, That is a book.) The (cha) set is used in sentences that describe something, or locate where something is, like त्यो ठूलो (tyo ṭhūlo cha, That is big.)

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