होना

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Hindi होना (honā), from Sauraseni Prakrit होइ, from Sanskrit भवति (bhavati, to happen, to become), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to grow, become, come into being, appear). Cognate with Nepali हुनु (hunu), English be. Present indicative forms are inherited from Middle Indic aha-, from Sanskrit अस्ति (asti, to be).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

होना (honā) (Urdu spelling ہونا)

  1. to be
  2. to exist
    एक दिन, वह होगाek din, vah hogā.One day, it will exist.

Conjugation[edit]

Infinitive forms of होना
infinitive direct होना
indirect होने
Imperative forms of होना
singular तू हो
singular or plural तुम हो
आप हूजिए
Other non-aspectual forms of होना
conjunctive होकर
agentive / prospective होनेवाला, होनेवाली


Conjugation of होना with masculine forms
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
मैं (ma͠i) तू (tū) ये (ye) हम (ham) तुम (tum) ये (ye)
indicative present हूँ (hū̃) है (hai) है (hai) हैं (ha͠i) हो (ho) हैं (ha͠i)
past imperfect था (thā) था (thā) था (thā) थे (the) थे (the) थे (the)
preterite हुआ (huā) हुआ (huā) हुआ (huā) हुए (hue) हुए (hue) हुए (hue)
future हूँगा (hū̃ṅgā) होगा (hogā) होगा (hogā) होंगे (hõṅge) होगे (hoge) होंगे (hõṅge)
Conjugation of होना with feminine forms
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
मैं (ma͠i) तू (tū) ये (ye) हम (ham) तुम (tum) ये (ye)
indicative present हूँ (hū̃) है (hai) है (hai) हैं (ha͠i) हो (ho) हैं (ha͠i)
past imperfect थी (thī) थी (thī) थी (thī) थीं (thī̃) थीं (thī̃) थीं (thī̃)
preterite हुई (huī) हुई (huī) हुई (huī) हुईं (huī̃) हुईं (huī̃) हुईं (huī̃)
future हूँगी (hū̃ṅgī) होगी (hogī) होगी (hogī) होंगी (hõṅgī) होगी (hogī) होंगी (hõṅgī)

Derived terms[edit]


Old Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sauraseni Prakrit होइ, from Sanskrit भवति (bhavati, to happen, to become), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to grow, become, come into being, appear)

Verb[edit]

होना (honā)

  1. to be, exist.