הודו

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

הודו \ הֹדּוּ ‎(hóduf

  1. India: the Indian subcontinent, or the country that occupies it.
    • Esther 1:1, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וַיְהִי בִּימֵי אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ הוּא אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ הַמֹּלֵךְ מֵהֹדּוּ וְעַד־כּוּשׁ שֶׁבַע וְעֶשְׂרִים וּמֵאָה מְדִינָה׃
      vay'hí biméi 'akhashverósh hú 'akhashverósh hamolékh mehódu v'ad-kúsh shéva' v'esrím ume'á m'diná.
      Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus--this is Ahasuerus who reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over a hundred and seven and twenty provinces--

Etymology 2[edit]

From the above; elliptical for תרנגול הודו ‎(tarnegól-hódu), literally “India chicken” or “India fowl”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

הודו \ הֹדּוּ ‎(hódum

  1. A turkey (a bird of either of the species Meleagris gallopavo, Meleagris ocellata)
  2. turkey (the meat of such a bird)

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Biblical) IPA(key): /hoːˈðuː/
  • (Modern) IPA(key): /hoˈdu/

Verb[edit]

הוֹדוּ ‎(hodú)

  1. masculine plural imperative of הוֹדָה
    • Psalms 118:1
      הוֹדוּ לַיהוָה כִּי־טוֹב כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ׃
      hodú laYHVH ki-tóv kí l'olám khasdó.
      hōḏū laYHWH kī-ṭōḇ kī ləʿōlām ḥasdō.
      O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.