coss

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See also: rule of coss

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Borrowed from Hindi कोस (kos), from Sanskrit क्रोश (króśa, cry, yell; measure of distance).

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coss (plural cosses or coss)

  1. (South Asia) A measure of distance, varying from one and a quarter to two and a half English miles.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘In Flood Time’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, pp. 410-11:
      A full half koss from bank to bank is the stream now – you can see it under the stars – and there are ten feet of water therein.

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *koss, from Proto-Germanic *kussaz.

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IPA(key): /koss/, [kos]

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coss m

  1. kiss
    Hēo sealde him sċortne coss on þæt wange.
    She gave him a short kiss on the cheek.

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