kou

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See also: Kou, kòu, kōu, kǒu, koʻu, and ko'u

Chuukese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cow.

Noun[edit]

kou

  1. cow

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older koude, from Middle Dutch coude, from Old Dutch *keldi, from Proto-Germanic *kaldį̄.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kou f (uncountable, diminutive koutje n)

  1. cold (low temperature)
  2. cold (illness)
    Synonym: verkoudheid

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Hawaiian[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kou

  1. your second person singular, o-type

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Noun[edit]

kou

  1. A tree with wood highly valued for woodworking, Cordia subcordata

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of こう

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of kǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kòu.

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.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French cou.

Noun[edit]

kou

  1. neck

Etymology 2[edit]

From French coup.

Noun[edit]

kou

  1. blow; strike

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