coch

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English; of imitative origin. See also German keuchen, Dutch kuchen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coch

  1. cough

Verb[edit]

coch (third-person singular simple present cochs, present participle cochin, simple past cocht, past participle cocht)

  1. to cough

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh coch, from Proto-Brythonic *kox, borrowed from Latin coccum (scarlet berry), from Ancient Greek κόκκος (kókkos, berry). Cognate with Cornish kogh (scarlet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

coch (feminine singular coch, plural cochion, equative coched, comparative cochach, superlative cochaf)

  1. red
    Synonym: rhudd
  2. red, ginger (of hair)
  3. bay (of a horse)
    Synonym: gwinau
  4. smutty, dirty
    • 1973, Robat Gruffudd, Englynion Coch [Dirty Poems]:

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural can also be used as a noun.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
coch goch nghoch choch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See also[edit]

Colors in Welsh · lliwiau (layout · text)
     gwyn      llwyd      du
             coch; rhudd              oren, melyngoch; brown              melyn; melynwyn
             melynwyrdd              gwyrdd             
             gwyrddlas; glaswyrdd              asur, gwynlas              glas
             fioled; indigo              majenta; porffor              pinc, rhuddwyn