couscous

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English[edit]

Couscous.

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Etymology[edit]

First attested circa 16th century, borrowed from French couscous, from Arabic كُسْكُس (kuskus) from Tagargrent ⵙⴽⵙⵓ (seksu).

Noun[edit]

couscous (plural couscouses)

  1. A pasta of North African origin made of crushed and steamed semolina.
    • 2012, Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight, ISBN 9780316133975:
      Karou took the plate of couscous and vegetables.
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For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:couscous.

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

couscous f, m (uncountable)

  1. couscous

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

couscous

  1. Alternative form of kuskus

Declension[edit]

Inflection of couscous (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative couscous couscousit
genitive couscousin couscousien
partitive couscousia couscouseja
illative couscousiin couscouseihin
singular plural
nominative couscous couscousit
accusative nom. couscous couscousit
gen. couscousin
genitive couscousin couscousien
partitive couscousia couscouseja
inessive couscousissa couscouseissa
elative couscousista couscouseista
illative couscousiin couscouseihin
adessive couscousilla couscouseilla
ablative couscousilta couscouseilta
allative couscousille couscouseille
essive couscousina couscouseina
translative couscousiksi couscouseiksi
instructive couscousein
abessive couscousitta couscouseitta
comitative couscouseineen

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

couscous m (plural couscous)

  1. couscous

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