couso

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From cousa (thing), from Latin causa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

couso m (plural cousos)

  1. thingy; thing (used as a wildcard for naming something which name we don't remember or ignore)
    E logo o couso ese ten Internet?
    And so this thingy has Internet?
    Synonyms: chintófano, chisme, conto

Etymology 2[edit]

Attested as causo in local Medieval Latin documents at least since the 9th century. Probably from Latin capsum.[1]

Last tract of a couso, Cotobade, Galicia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

couso m (plural cousos)

  1. large open box like container used for storing grain
  2. a trap for wolves consisting of two long converging walls and a central walled pit where wolves were driven for being killed, usually on an annual basis
    Synonyms: foxo, lobeira
  3. (nautical, dated) port
    Synonym: babor
    Antonyms: arca, estribor
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • couso” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • couso” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • couso” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • couso” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

co- +‎ uso

Noun[edit]

couso m (plural cousi)

  1. joint use

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

coūsō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of coūsus