હોડી

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Gujarati[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a feminine form of Sauraseni Prakrit *𑀳𑁄𑀟 (*hoḍa), from Sanskrit होड (hoḍa), from a Dravidian language (compare Kannada ಓಡ (ōḍa, boat) with voiced retroflex), from Proto-Dravidian *cōṭam (boat), from *cōṭ- (to run).[1][2] Compare Hindi होड़ी (hoṛī), Marathi होडी (hoḍī), Dhivehi އޮޑި(oḍi).

Noun[edit]

હોડી (hoḍīf

  1. boat, ferry, particularly one of small size

Descendants[edit]

  • Omani Arabic: هوري(hōrī) (likely)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “hōḍa (14174)”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Krishnamurti, Bhadriraju (2003) The Dravidian Languages (Cambridge Language Surveys)‎[1], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 200.