kös

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old Norse kös (a heap, a pile).[1] Confer the Nynorsk kos and kas and a dialectal Swedish kas,[1] possibly related to the Latin agger (a rampart, a bulwark; a dam; a heap, a pile), congeriēs (a heap, a pile, a mass; a collection, an accumulation) and gerō (I carry, I bear).[1]

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Noun[edit]

kös f (genitive singular kasar, nominative plural kasir)

  1. a pile (e.g. of stones, blubber or the like)
  2. a heap of fish
  3. (computing) a heap; a large pool of unused memory whence dynamic memory is allocated[2]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon. Íslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans.
  2. ^ kös
  3. 3.0 3.1 Icelandic Web of Science: Hvað er þetta 'kas' þegar konur eru kasólettar? (“What does the kas in kasólettur mean?”)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kös

  1. indefinite genitive singular of