- Koh (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian)
From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German kuo, from Proto-Germanic *kūz (compare Dutch koe, German Low German Koh, English cow, Danish ko), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (compare Latin bōs, Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs)).
Kuh f (genitive Kuh, plural Kühe)
- cow (adult or nearly adult female bovine animal)
- 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.
- “Kuh” in Duden online
Kuh f (plural Kieh)