હોવું

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Gujarati[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Gujarati [Term?], from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀳𑁄𑀤𑀺 (hodi), 𑀪𑁄𑀤𑀺 (bhodi), from Sanskrit भवति (bhavati), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *bʰawHati, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewHeti. Compare Hindi होना (honā), Nepali हुनु (hunu), Punjabi ਹੋਣਾ (hoṇā), Marathi होणे (hoṇe).

Verb[edit]

હોવું (hovũ)

  1. to be
    • તે છોકરો સારો છે
      te chokro sāro che
      that boy is good
  2. to exist
    • ત્યાંં એક હરણ હતું
      tyā̃ṃ ek haraṇ hatũ
      a deer was there
  3. an auxiliary verb
    • તે જમ્યો હતો
      te jamyo hato
      he has eaten
    • તું કામ કરતી હતી
      tũ kām kartī hatī
      you were working
    • પેલો સૂતો જ હશે
      pelo sūto ja haśe
      that guy must be sleeping (the speaker expects the subject to be sleeping)