hou

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See also: hōu, hóu, hǒu, and hòu

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch hout, from Old Dutch holt, from Proto-Germanic *hulþaz.

Adjective[edit]

hou ‎(not comparable)

  1. (only in set phrases) friendly, of a favourable disposition
Usage notes[edit]

Found only in the set phrase hou en trouw.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

hou

  1. first-person singular present indicative of houden
  2. imperative of houden

Gobasi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

họụ (Bibo)

  1. water
  2. river

References[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)baqəʀu, from Proto-Austronesian *(ma-)baqəʀuh.

Verb[edit]

hou

  1. (stative) new (recently made or created)
  2. (stative) recent, to repeat
  3. (transitive) to thrust, jab, pierce

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hòu.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Samo[edit]

Noun[edit]

họụ

  1. water

References[edit]