cot

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See also: cốt, cót, and çot

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cot

  1. A symbol for the trigonometric function cotangent.

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Hindi खाट (khāṭ), from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀔𑀝𑁆𑀝𑀸 (khaṭṭā), from Sanskrit खट्वा (khaṭvā, bedstead).

Noun[edit]

cot (plural cots)

  1. (US) A simple bed, especially one for portable or temporary purposes; a camp bed.
  2. (nautical) A wooden bed frame, slung by its corners from a beam, in which officers slept before the introduction of bunks.
  3. A crib (child's bed).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English cot (cottage), from Proto-Germanic *kutan (compare Old Norse kot, Middle High German kūz (execution pit)), from Scythian (Scytho-Sarmatian) *kuta (compare Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬙𐬀 (kata, chamber)). Cognate to Dutch kot (student room; small homestead).

Noun[edit]

cot (plural cots)

  1. (archaic) A cottage or small homestead.
    • Goldsmith
      the sheltered cot, the cultivated farm
    • 1898, Ethna Carbery, Roddy McCorley (poem).
      Oh, see the fleet-foot hosts of men who speed with faces wan / From farmstead and from thresher's cot along the banks of Ban
  2. A pen, coop, or similar shelter for small domestic animals, such as sheep or pigeons; a cote.
  3. A cover or sheath. A fingerstall.
    a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame)
    a cot for a sore finger
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Particularly: “Chambers 1908 suggests Irish origin.”

Noun[edit]

cot (plural cots)

  1. A small, crudely-formed boat.

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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubitum. Compare Daco-Romanian cot.

Noun[edit]

cot n (plural coati/ coate or coturi)

  1. elbow

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cot m (plural cots or coate/ coati)

  1. an old measure, unit of length

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cot (feminine cota, masculine plural cots, feminine plural cotes)

  1. bowed, towards the ground
    • 2002, Albert Sánchez Piñol, chapter 6, in La pell freda, La Campana:
      Reia i reia amb el cap cot, contenint-se a mitges.
      He laughed and laughed with his head down, half restraining himself.

Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Persian جفت‌ (joft).

Noun[edit]

cot ?

  1. pair

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kutan (compare Old Norse kot, Middle High German kūz (execution pit)), from Scytho-Sarmatian *kuta (compare Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬙𐬀 (kata, chamber)).

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cot n

  1. cottage

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubitum. Compare Spanish codo. Doublet of the neological borrowing cubitus.

Noun[edit]

cot n (plural coate)

  1. elbow

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cot n (plural coturi)

  1. corner

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cot m (plural coți)

  1. old unit of length, approx. 2 feet

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