כוס

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Semitic K-ʾ-S, "cup," by way of the Canaanite shift. See also Arabic كأس.

Noun[edit]

כּוֹס (kosm, f (plural indefinite form כּוֹסוֹת, singular construct form כּוֹס, plural construct form כּוֹסוֹת)

  1. A cup, glass, tumbler.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Like other words that start with ב,‎ ג,‎ ד,‎ כ,‎ פ,‎ or ת, this term's initial letter takes a dagesh lene. In older texts, that dagesh is usually dropped when the word is preceded, in the same phrase, by a word ending in a mater lectionis; in modern texts, the dagesh is usually preserved even in such a case. Likewise, in older texts, the dagesh is always dropped when the word is prefixed by an indefinite ב־‏,‎ כ־,‎ or ל־‏, or by ו־‏; in modern speech, the dagesh is often preserved in such a case. (After the definite ב־‏,‎ כ־,‎ and ל־‏, and after the prefixes ה־‏,‎ מ־,‎ and ש־‏, there is a dagesh forte, as described in the usage notes for those prefixes.)
  • This noun is feminine in the Bible, but is masculine in the Mishnah and in later writings, even to modern times. When Hebrew was reinvented as a spoken language, though, the word reverted to feminine, as in the Bible.
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

כּוֹס (kos)

  1. little owl (species of owl)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Arabic كُسّ (kuss), from Persian کس (kos, cunt).

Noun[edit]

כּוּס (kusm

  1. (vulgar, taboo slang) A pussy (vagina).