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- third-person singular present indicative form of coure
- second-person singular imperative form of coure
From Latin collum. Doublet of col. Cognate with Italian collo, Galician and Portuguese colo, Spanish cuello.
cou m (plural cous)
- Il a un cou assez long. ― He has a rather long neck.
- “cou”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- (Classical K'iche') strong
- Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.
Inherited from Old English cū, 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).
- A cow (female bovine)
- “cǒu, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
- (transitive) to serve
|Conjugation of cou|
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- Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh (as coou)
- Alternative form of kə (“water”)
- Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens
From Middle English coude, from Old English cūþe.
- 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
- Aamezil cou no stoane.
- Themselves could not stand.
- 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
- (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ɕou˨˦/
- Tone numbers: cou1
- Hyphenation: cou
cou (Sawndip form ⿱日召, 1957–1982 spelling cou)
cou (1957–1982 spelling cou)
cou (1957–1982 spelling cou)
- to draw (lots)
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