See also: Hou, hōu, hóu, hǒu, hòu, and ȟou

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch houden, from Middle Dutch houden, from Old Dutch haldan, from Proto-West Germanic *haldan, from Proto-Germanic *haldaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hou (present hou, present participle houende, past participle gehou)

  1. to hold
  2. to keep

Derived termsEdit


ArapahoEdit

NounEdit

hou

  1. blanket

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɦɑu̯/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch hout, from Old Dutch holt, from Proto-Germanic *hulþaz.

AdjectiveEdit

hou (not comparable)

  1. (only in set phrases) friendly, of a favourable disposition
Usage notesEdit

Found only in the set phrase hou en trouw.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

hou

  1. first-person singular present indicative of houden
  2. imperative of houden

GobasiEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

họụ (Bibo)

  1. water
  2. river

ReferencesEdit


HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *foqou, from Proto-Central Pacific *vaqou, from Proto-Oceanic *paqoʀu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)baqəʀu, from Proto-Austronesian *(ma-)baqəʀuh.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hou

  1. (stative) new (recently made or created)
  2. (stative) recent, to repeat
  3. (transitive) to thrust, jab, pierce

AdverbEdit

hou

  1. again
  2. recently

ReferencesEdit

  • “hou” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

HlaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hlai *ɦuː (I), from Pre-Hlai *C-ɣuː (Norquest, 2015).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Standard Hlai) IPA(key): /hou˥˧/

PronounEdit

hou

  1. (humble) I; me
    Synonym: dhes

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

hou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hòu.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

MaoriEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

hou

  1. new (recently made or created)

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

hou

  1. Alternative form of yow

SamoEdit

NounEdit

họụ

  1. water

ReferencesEdit