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, alteration (based on the adjective) of kelde, from Old Dutch *keldi, from Proto-Germanic *kaldį̄. Cognate with German Kälte.

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]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Determiner[edit]

kou

  1. your second person singular, o-type

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Etymology 2[edit]

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

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

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

kou

  1. wood

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

Derived terms[edit]