kot

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Theoretically from Proto-Albanian *kākta, of uncertain origin; potentially akin to Lithuanian koktùs (disgusting) via Proto-Indo-European. An older hypothesis connects it to Ancient Greek κότος (kótos, rancor, grudge).[1]

Adverb[edit]

kot

  1. worthlessly
  2. in vain

Adjective[edit]

kot

  1. worthless
  2. pointless

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *kāta, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kHtos (shade, shadow, darkness). Compare Old Irish scáth (shadow), Ancient Greek σκότος (skótos, darkness), Sanskrit छत्त्र (chattra, umbrella), English shadow.[2]

Noun[edit]

kot m

  1. darkness

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “kot”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 193
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “kot”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 193

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch cot, cote, from Old Dutch [Term?] cota (in place names), kota (little house), from Proto-Germanic *kutą, *kutan (shed), probably of non-Indo-European origin, but possibly borrowed from Uralic; compare Finnish kota (hut, house) and Hungarian ház (house), both from Proto-Finno-Ugric/Proto-Uralic *kota. However, compare Dutch and English hut.[1]

Cognate to English cot, cote, German Kate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kot
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Noun[edit]

kot n (plural kotten or koten, diminutive kotje n or kotteke n)

  1. bad, ramshackle housing
    In wat voor een kot woont die!What a shack she lives in!
  2. rudimentary building to store (garden) material
  3. (Belgium) student room
    Leuvense koten brandden vaak af in de jaren 90.Student rooms in Louvain burned down often in the nineties.
    Synonyms: kamer, studentenkamer, studentenkot

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “kuta”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 313-14

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse surkot, syrkot, from Old French cote; surcote, from Frankish *kotta, *kotto, from Proto-Germanic *kuttô, from Proto-Indo-European *gudnó-, *gʷewd-. More at coat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kot n (genitive singular kots, plural kot)

  1. coat (usually woollen)

Declension[edit]

Declension of kot
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative kot kotið kot kotini
accusative kot kotið kot kotini
dative koti kotinum kotum kotunum
genitive kots kotsins kota kotanna

Finnish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

kot

  1. (onomatopoeia, usually repeated) cluck (sound made by hen)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch kot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kot m (plural kots)

  1. (Belgium) student flat, student room

Derived terms[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An onomatopoeia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkot]
  • Hyphenation: kot
  • Rhymes: -ot

Interjection[edit]

kot

  1. cluck (imitative of the sound made by a hen, especially when brooding, or calling her chicks; can be used repetitively)
    Synonym: kotkodács
    Kot-kot-kot-kot-kotkodács, minden napra egy tojás! (nursery rhyme)Cluck, cluck, an egg for every day!

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kot (feminine equivalent kocka)

  1. Superseded spelling of kót.

Declension[edit]


Malay[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative form of takut.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kot

  1. (informal) maybe (adding the element of uncertainty and probability in a sentence)
    Dia tak nak makan kot.Perhaps he does not want to eat.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative form of ikut.

Preposition[edit]

kot

  1. (informal) via

(prepositioning the path taken by one to reach a destination)

  1. Dia lalu kot jauh.He went via the far route.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French côte.

Adverb[edit]

kot

  1. where

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kotъ

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kot m anim (diminutive kotek, koteczek, augmentative kocur, feminine kocica, kotka)

  1. cat, tomcat
  2. dust bunny
  3. (slang, chiefly military) rookie
  4. (hunting jargon) hare
    • 1834, Adam Mickiewicz, chapter IV, in Pan Tadeusz, lines 934-935, page 183:
      W istocie, kot czuł s tyłu myśliwych i psiarnie, / Rwał w pole, słuchy wytknął jak dwa różki sarnie
      In very truth, the hare felt behind it the hunters and the pack; it was making for the field; it stretched out behind it its ears like two deer's horns [transl. by George Rapall Noyes]

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • koci (m form) — adjective feline
  • kociak (m)noun kitten
  • kocię (n)noun kitten
  • kocić sięreflexive verb (of a cat) to give birth to kittens

Further reading[edit]

  • kot in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

kot

  1. (archaic) (just) as, (just) like

Slovene[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

kot

  1. (just) as, (just) like

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kǫtъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kọ́t m inan

  1. angle
  2. corner
Inflection[edit]
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. kót
gen. sing. kóta
singular dual plural
nominative kót kóta kóti
accusative kót kóta kóte
genitive kóta kótov kótov
dative kótu kótoma kótom
locative kótu kótih kótih
instrumental kótom kótoma kóti

Further reading[edit]

  • kot”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English court.

Noun[edit]

kot

  1. court (of Justice)

Turkish[edit]

Kot

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kot

  1. denim
  2. jeans

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative kot
Definite accusative kotu
Singular Plural
Nominative kot kotlar
Definite accusative kotu kotları
Dative kota kotlara
Locative kotta kotlarda
Ablative kottan kotlardan
Genitive kotun kotların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular kotum kotlarım
2nd singular kotun kotların
3rd singular kotu kotları
1st plural kotumuz kotlarımız
2nd plural kotunuz kotlarınız
3rd plural kotları kotları

Synonyms[edit]


Tzotzil[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Classifier[edit]

kot (numeral classifier)

  1. any types of animals except for human being
    jkot chij / chon / mut - a sheep / snake / bird

References[edit]


Zou[edit]

Noun[edit]

kot

  1. door

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