kou

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See also: kōu, kǒu, kòu, and koʻu

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From older koude with the frequent loss of intervocalic -d- (cf. for this slee and slede ["sleigh"]), and subsequently e-apocope.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kou f (uncountable, diminutive koutje n)

  1. cold (low temperature)
  2. cold (illness)

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Hawaiian[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kou

  1. your second person singular, o-type

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Noun[edit]

kou

  1. A tree with wood highly valued for woodworking, Cordia subcordata

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kou

  1. rōmaji reading of こう

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of kǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kòu.

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.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French cou.

Noun[edit]

kou

  1. neck

Etymology 2[edit]

From French coup.

Noun[edit]

kou

  1. blow; strike

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