هواية

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ه و ي(h-w-y); compare هَوِيَ(hawiya, to take up as a hobby).

Noun[edit]

هِوَايَة (hiwāyaf (plural هِوَايَات(hiwāyāt))

  1. hobby

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ه و ي(h-w-y). See هَوَّى(hawwā, to ventilate)

Noun[edit]

هَوَّايَة (hawwāyaf

  1. ventilator, fan

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “هواية”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Iraqi Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from a form of Arabic هَوَى(hawā, love, passion, fancy, whim); compare the plural هَوايَا(hawāyā) and the adjective هَوائِيّ(hawāʾiyy, whimsical, fantastic). However, the semantic development is not immediately clear. Otherwise perhaps from Arabic هُوّة(huwwa, chasm, abyss, depth) through an extended form like حباية(ḥabbāya) from حَبّة(ḥabba, pimple). In this case the semantics are more satisfactory, but it would have to be verified whether such a form huwwāya exists (or existed).

Determiner[edit]

هواية (hwāya, huwāya)

  1. much; many; a lot
    ناس هواية‎ ― nās hwāyaa lot of people

Adverb[edit]

هواية (hwāya, huwāya)

  1. much; a lot
    أحبچ كلش هواية.‎‎
    ʾaḥibbič kulliš hwāya.
    I love you very much.