הודו

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (h-i-du-u-š /⁠hindūš⁠/), from Proto-Iranian *hínduš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river) or from Sanskrit सिन्धु (sindhu, a river, stream).

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Proper noun[edit]

הודו / הֹדּוּ (hóduf

  1. (chiefly historical, proscribed in modern use) India (a region of South Asia, traditionally delimited by the Himalayas and the Indus river; the Indian subcontinent)
  2. India (a country in South Asia)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the above; ellipsis of ⁧תרנגול הודו/תַּרְנְגוֹל הֹדּוּ(tarn'gól hódu, literally India fowl).

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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)

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Verb[edit]

הוֹדוּ (hodú)

  1. Masculine plural imperative of הוֹדָה(hodá)