cot

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See also: cót, côt, cốt, and çot

Translingual[edit]

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cot

  1. (trigonometry) cotangent

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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. A crib (child's bed).
  3. (nautical, historical) A wooden bed frame, slung by its corners from a beam, in which officers slept before the introduction of bunks.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English cot, cote, from Old English cot and cote (cot, cottage), from Proto-Germanic *kutą, *kutǭ (compare Old Norse kot, Middle High German kūz (execution pit)), from Scythian (compare Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬙𐬀(kata, chamber)). Cognate to Dutch kot (student room; small homestead). Doublet of cote; more distantly related to cottage.

Noun[edit]

cot (plural cots)

  1. (archaic) A cottage or small homestead.
    • (Can we date this quote by Goldsmith and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Irish cot (small boat).

Noun[edit]

cot (plural cots)

  1. A small, crudely-formed boat.

Etymology 4[edit]

From dialectal cot, cote, partly from Middle English cot (matted wool), from Old English *cot, *cotta, from Proto-Germanic *kuttô (woolen fabric, wool covering); and partly from Middle English cot, cote (tunic, coat), from Old French cote, from the same Germanic source (see English coat). Possibly influenced by English cotton.

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Noun[edit]

cot (plural cots)

  1. 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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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubitum. Compare Daco-Romanian cot.

Noun[edit]

cot n (plural coati or coate or coturi)

  1. elbow

Noun[edit]

cot m (plural cots or coate or coati)

  1. an old measure, unit of length

Catalan[edit]

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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]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kutą (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 (nominative plural cotu)

  1. cottage

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: cot

Picard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cattus.

Noun[edit]

cot m (plural cots)

  1. cat

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

cot n (plural coate)

  1. elbow

Noun[edit]

cot n (plural coturi)

  1. corner

Noun[edit]

cot m (plural coți)

  1. old unit of length, approx. 2 feet

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Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English coat.

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Noun[edit]

cot f (plural cotiau)

  1. (South Wales) coat

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cot got nghot chot
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “cot”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies