cosmos

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The cosmos

From Ancient Greek κόσμος (kósmos, world, universe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: kŏz'mŏs, IPA(key): /ˈkɒz.mɒs/
    • (file)
  • (US) enPR: kŏz'mōs, IPA(key): /ˈkɑz.moʊs/
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Noun[edit]

cosmos (countable and uncountable, plural cosmoses or cosmoi)

  1. The universe.
    • 1980, Carl Sagan, Cosmos:
      The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.
    • 2013 August 24, “A problem of cosmic proportions”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8850:
      In Dr Wetterich’s picture of the cosmos the redshift others attribute to expansion is, rather, the result of the universe putting on weight. If atoms weighed less in the past, he reasons, the light they emitted then would, in keeping with the laws of quantum mechanics, have been less energetic than the light they emit now.
  2. An ordered, harmonious whole.
    • 1890, S.B. Palmer, “Matter and force in the oral cavity”, in The Dental Cosmos, volume XXXII, page 538:
      This simple cell is a cosmos in this respect : it represents the laws of the universe in changes of matter, and clearly exemplifies their workings in the oral cavity.
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Etymology 2[edit]

garden cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus

From the genus name Cosmos.

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Noun[edit]

cosmos (countable and uncountable, plural cosmos)

  1. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously coloured flowers and pinnate leaves.
    • 1838, George B. Knowles and Frederic Westcott, The Floral Cabinet, and Magazine of Exotic Botany[1], volume 2, page 3:
      COSMOS DIVERSIFOLIUS. (Various-leaved Cosmos.)
    • 1842, Jane Loudon, Ladies’ Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals[2], page 185:
      It was first described and figured in 1797, by Cavanilles, who called it Cosmos, from the Greek word Kosmos, beautiful ; but this name was afterwards altered by Willdenow to Cosmea, as being more consistent with the rules of botanical nomenclature.

Etymology 3[edit]

a cosmo

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cosmos

  1. plural of cosmo



Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cosmos, from Ancient Greek κόσμος (kósmos).

Noun[edit]

cosmos m (plural cosmos)

  1. cosmos, universe

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cosmos, from Ancient Greek κόσμος (kósmos).

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cosmos m (uncountable)

  1. cosmos, universe

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

cosmos m (plural cosmos)

  1. Alternative form of cosmo
  2. cosmos (herb of the genus Cosmos)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cosmos, from Ancient Greek κόσμος (kósmos, world, universe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkosmos/, [ˈkozmos]

Noun[edit]

cosmos m (plural cosmos)

  1. universe
    Synonyms: mundo, universo
  2. space (area beyond the atmosphere of planets)
    Synonym: espacio
  3. cosmos (herbs of the genus Cosmos)

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