coath

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cothe, from Old English coþu (disease, sickness, pestilence), from Proto-Germanic *kuþō.

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Noun[edit]

coath (countable and uncountable, plural coaths)

  1. (UK dialectal) Sickness; disease; pestilence.
  2. (UK dialectal) An attack of illness, such as swooning, pangs of childbirth, etc.
  3. (UK dialectal) A disease affecting sheep or cattle.

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Verb[edit]

coath (third-person singular simple present coaths, present participle coathing, simple past and past participle coathed)

  1. (intransitive) To faint.
  2. (transitive) To give (sheep, cattle) the coe or rot.

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