kudo

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See also: kūdõ and Kūdõ

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from kudos, as if it were a plural with -s.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuːdəʊ/, /ˈkjuːdəʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːdəʊ

Noun[edit]

kudo (plural kudos)

  1. (nonstandard, proscribed) A compliment or praise.
    • 1929 February 18, Harkness Lampooned, Time[1], archived from the original on 28 November 2007:
      Tycoon George Fisher Baker built Harvard's Business School in 1924, was given a kudo Ph.D.
    • 2001, Terry T. Lankford et al., Controlling Pilot Error: Controlled Flight Into Terrain[2], →ISBN, page 49:
      At this point we need to give this pilot a kudo.
    • 2004, Suzanne Paola, Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction[3], →ISBN, page 162:
      We still feel a kudo for one of us is a kudo for the group, as we have nurtured, edited, and prodded each other for much of our writing careers.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

kudo (third-person singular simple present kudos, present participle kudoing, simple past and past participle kudoed)

  1. (transitive, nonstandard, proscribed) To give a compliment or praise to.
    • 1962, Box Office, volume 80, page 6:
      The magazines kudoed the spectacular African wild animal adventure film as being "an outstanding motion picture as voted by the editors."
    • 2001, Richard L. Hemenez, The United States Marine Corps in Books and the Performing Arts, page 450:
      This is more or less a stock service picture entry, kudoing the Coast Guard and the role it played in World War II beach operations.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkudoˣ/, [ˈkudo̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -udo
  • Syllabification(key): ku‧do

Verb[edit]

kudo

  1. inflection of kutoa:
    1. present active indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular present imperative
    3. second-person singular present active imperative connegative

Anagrams[edit]

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kudo (plural kudi)

  1. (anatomy) elbow

Derived terms[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kudo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of くど

Javanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

kudo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kuda.

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese .

Noun[edit]

kudo m (uncountable)

  1. (martial arts) kudo

Hypernyms[edit]

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kutu. Cognates include Finnish kutu.

Noun[edit]

kudo

  1. spawn (of fish, amphibians)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of kudo (inflection type 1/ilo)
nominative sing. kudo
genitive sing. kudon
partitive sing. kudod
partitive plur.
singular plural
nominative kudo
accusative kudon
genitive kudon
partitive kudod
essive-instructive kudon
translative kudoks
inessive kudos
elative kudospäi
illative kudoho
adessive kudol
ablative kudolpäi
allative kudole
abessive kudota
comitative kudonke
prolative kudodme
approximative I kudonno
approximative II kudonnoks
egressive kudonnopäi
terminative I kudohosai
terminative II kudolesai
terminative III kudossai
additive I kudohopäi
additive II kudolepäi

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “икра”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika