هو

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate to Hebrew הוא ‎(hu') and Aramaic הו ‎(hu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

هُوَ ‎(huwam (enclitic form ـهُ ‎(-hu) or ـهِ ‎(-hi))

  1. he (subject pronoun).
  2. it (subject pronoun, referring to inanimate nouns of masculine gender)

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From هُوَ ‎(huwa, it), calqued from German Es, possibly through Latin id.

Noun[edit]

هُوَ ‎(huwam

  1. (psychology) id

Declension[edit]


Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

هُوَّ ‎(húwwam ‎(f هي, pl هم)

  1. he (subject pronoun)

Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

هو ‎(ho)

  1. yes

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Kurdish هو ‎(heu, gangrene).

Noun[edit]

هو ‎()

  1. pus

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes the word is read as hau, which is wrong, as proved by the Armenian descendant.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Armenian: հու ‎(hu)

References[edit]

  • هو in Francis Joseph Steingass (1892), A Comprehensive Persian-English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul
  • հու in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 421


Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

هُوَّ ‎(huwwam ‎(f هي, pl هما)

  1. he (subject pronoun)