kuzo

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from kuzino, less the feminine suffix -ino.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuzo/
  • Hyphenation: ku‧zo

Noun[edit]

kuzo (accusative singular kuzon, plural kuzoj, accusative plural kuzojn)

  1. (male) cousin

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike English, the Esperanto terms for "cousin" are gendered. kuzo traditionally means a male cousin, although it is losing this maleness from the influence of gender-neutral usage by English-speaking Esperantists.

To avoid misunderstandings when referring to a cousin irrespective of gender, some use the prefix ge- and say gekuzo.

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto kuzo, from English/French cousin, from Latin consobrinus (com- + sobrinus).

Noun[edit]

kuzo (plural kuzi)

  1. (male or female) cousin

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