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]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin collum. Doublet of col.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cou m (plural cous)

  1. 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]

From Old English , in turn from Proto-Germanic *kūz; this comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. Cognates include Middle Dutch koe, Middle French bœuf and Persian گاو (gâv).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cou (plural kyne or kie)

  1. A cow (female bovine)

Descendants[edit]


Xerénte[edit]

Noun[edit]

cou

  1. Alternative form of (water)

References[edit]

  • Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ɕou˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: cou1
  • Hyphenation: cou

Etymology 1[edit]

From Chinese (qiū).

Noun[edit]

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. autumn

Etymology 2[edit]

From Chinese (zhōu).

Classifier[edit]

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. week

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Chinese (chōu).

Verb[edit]

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. to draw (lots)