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
    se jeter au cou de qqn(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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]

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)

Descendants[edit]

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

References[edit]


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.
      Myself 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, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN

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)