Kuh

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Koh (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kuo.

Noun[edit]

Kuh f

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

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kuo, from Proto-Germanic *kūz (compare Dutch koe, Low German Koh, English cow, Danish ko), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (compare Latin bōs, Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kuh f (genitive Kuh, plural Kühe)

  1. cow (adult or nearly adult female bovine animal)

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), but only the properly generic word Rind is common when bulls and calves are visibly included or when one speaks of the species as such.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Kuh in Duden online

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Kuh, Dutch koe, English cow.

Noun[edit]

Kuh f (plural Kieh)

  1. cow