הוא

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Aramaic[edit]

Verb[edit]

הוא ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. to be, to exist

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

הוּא ‎(hum sg

  1. (personal) he, it
  2. Used as a copula: is.
  3. (הִוא, ) (Biblical Hebrew) Archaic spelling of הִיא.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The received text of the Bible (the Masoretic Text) has many instances where the normally-masculine spelling הוא is used in a context where a feminine form is expected. The Masoretic tradition says to use the feminine pronunciation /hi/, normally spelled הִיא, in these cases. To indicate this pronunciation, it is written with the vowel diacritics of הִיא: ‎ הִוא. This is one of a few examples of a qere perpetuum in the Masoretic Text.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From הָוָה ‎(havá, to be).

Verb[edit]

הֱוֵא ‎(hevé)

  1. (rare) Be: used as an imperative.
    • Job 37:6, with translation of the King James Version:
      כִּי לַשֶּׁלַג ׀ יֹאמַר הֱוֵא אָרֶץ וְגֶשֶׁם מָטָר וְגֶשֶׁם מִטְרוֹת עֻזּוֹ׃
      ki lashélag yomár hevé áretz v'géshem matár v'géshem mitrót uzó.
      For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
Usage notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ H1933”, in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979

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