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See also: यो, यूँ, यी, या, , and ये


Alternative forms[edit]


Inherited from Old Hindi यूं (yūṃ), from Sauraseni Apabhramsa एंव (eṃva), from Prakrit 𑀏𑀯 (eva), 𑀏𑀯𑀁 (evaṃ), from Sanskrit एवम् (evam), ultimately from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Háywas, from Proto-Indo-European *óywos.


यों () (Urdu spelling یوں)

  1. thus
  2. actually
    यों हीjust like that; for no reason

Coordinate terms[edit]


  • Jaroslav Strnad (2013) Morphology and Syntax of Old Hindī : Edition and Analysis of One Hundred Kabīr Vānī Poems From Rājasthān (Brill's Indological Library; 45), Leiden, →OCLC, page 284
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) “evaṃ”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press
  • McGregor, Ronald Stuart (1993) “यों”, in The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press