họ

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Gun[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly derived from Proto-Gbe *χʷle. Cognates with Fon xɔ̀, Saxwe Gbe xɔ̀, Adja xwlè, Ewe ƒle

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họ̀ (Nigeria)

  1. to buy
    Ùn ná họ̀ whé lọ́I will buy the house

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognates with Fon xɔ̀, Saxwe Gbe xɔmɛ̀, Adja exɔ, Ewe xɔme

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họ̀ (plural họ̀ lẹ́) (Nigeria)

  1. room
  2. house, hall
    Hẹ̀ lọ́ zlọ́n bíọ́ họ̀ mẹ̀ / Xɛ̀ lɔ́ zrɔ́n bíɔ́ xɔ̀ mɛ̀The bird flew and entered into the room
    Synonym: abò
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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (family, SV: hộ). Doublet of cửa and hộ.

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họ (, 𢩜, 𣱆)

  1. (onomastics) family name; surname
    Dân Đông Á dùng họ trước tên sau. Người Tây dùng tên trước họ sau.
    East Asians have their family names come first. Westerners do the opposite.
    Hai Bà Trưng họ gì?
    Họ Hai!
    What was the family name of the Two Ladies Trưng?
    Two!
  2. extended family
    Synonyms: tộc, gia tộc, dòng tộc, dòng họ
  3. (taxonomy) family

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họ

  1. (only in compounds) being a cousin
    anh/chị họa male/female cousin who can be traced back to an ancestor who is/was an elder sibling to yours
    em họa cousin who can be traced back to an ancestor who is/was a younger sibling to yours

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họ

  1. (chiefly Northern Vietnam, only formal in other dialects) they/them (used in formal situations or towards people whom the speaker feels neutral about)
    Synonym: bọn họ

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Yoruba[edit]

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họ̀

  1. (Igbomina, transitive, intransitive) Alternative form of wọ̀ (to gouge or scoop out of something)
    wọ́n ń họ ọmọ kòkóThey were scooping out the seeds of the cocoa pod
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  • họ before a direct object
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họ

  1. (transitive) to scratch or itch (a body) with the hand or finger
    Synonym: yún
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họ

  1. (intransitive) to flee, to run away
    Synonym:
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họ́

  1. to be in a very tight in space
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