cou

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See also: COU, cóu, còu, cōu, cǒu, and co'u

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

cou

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of coure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of coure

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin collum. Doublet of col. Cognate with Italian collo, Portuguese colo, Spanish cuello.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cou m (plural cous)

  1. neck
    Il a un cou assez long.He has a rather long neck.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


K'iche'[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cou

  1. (Classical K'iche') strong

Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

cou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cǒu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of còu.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old English , from Proto-West Germanic *kū, in turn from Proto-Germanic *kūz; this comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws.

Cognates include Middle Dutch koe, Middle French bœuf, Sanskrit गो (go), and Persian گاو(gâv).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cou (plural kyne or kie)

  1. A cow (female bovine)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: cow (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: coo, coe, cou
  • Yola: keow

References[edit]


Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cou

  1. (transitive) to serve

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of cou
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st tocou focou micou
2nd nocou nicou
3rd Human ocoum, mocouf icou, yocou
Non-human icou icou, yacou
* m - masculine, f - feminine, - archaic

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh (as coou)

Xerénte[edit]

Noun[edit]

cou

  1. Alternative form of (water)

References[edit]

  • Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens

Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English coude, from Old English cūþe.

Verb[edit]

cou

  1. could
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Aamezil cou no stoane.
      Themselves could not stand.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 32

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Chinese (MC t͡sʰɨu).

Noun[edit]

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. autumn

Etymology 2[edit]

From Chinese (MC t͡ɕɨu).

Classifier[edit]

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. week

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Chinese (MC ʈʰɨu).

Verb[edit]

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. to draw (lots)