Kuh

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Koh (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kuo, from Old High German kuo, from Proto-West Germanic *kū.

Noun[edit]

Kuh f

  1. (southern Moselle Franconian) cow (female bovine animal)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kuo, from Old High German kuo, from Proto-West Germanic *kū.

See also Dutch koe, German Low German Koh, English cow, Danish ko; also Latin bōs, Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kuh f (genitive Kuh, plural Kühe)

  1. cow (female bovine animal at or near adulthood)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike English cow, the German singular is not used for bulls or calves. The plural Kühe may at times be used generically when gender and age are not known (as when seeing a herd from afar) or irrelevant (as when speaking of the species as such). However, the word Rinder is more common for this, and only it would normally be used when bulls and calves are visibly included.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Kuh” in Duden online
  • Kuh” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kuo, from Old High German kuo, from Proto-West Germanic *kū. Compare German Kuh, Dutch koe, English cow.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kuh f (plural Kih, diminutive Kihche)

  1. cow

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kuo, from Old High German kuo, from Proto-West Germanic *kū. Compare German Kuh, Dutch koe, English cow.

Noun[edit]

Kuh f (plural Kieh)

  1. cow