coss

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi कोस (kos), Pali koss, from Sanskrit क्रोश (króśa, cry, yell; measure of distance).

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Noun[edit]

coss (plural cosses or coss)

  1. (India) A measure of distance in India, varying from one and a quarter to two and a half English miles.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘In Flood Time’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, pp. 410-11:
      A full half koss from bank to bank is the stream now – you can see it under the stars – and there are ten feet of water therein.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *kussaz, whence also Old High German kus, Old Norse koss.

Noun[edit]

coss m

  1. kiss