kudos

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κῦδος (kûdos, praise, renown).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kudos (uncountable)

  1. Praise; accolades.
    The talented, young playwright received much kudos for his new drama.
  2. (proscribed) plural of kudo.
  3. Credit for one's achievements.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, The China Governess[1]:
      Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The noun kudos was originally a mass noun, but is now sometimes taken, mistakenly, as a plural noun, either as a plurale tantum, or as the plural of a new noun kudo, implied by the American English pronunciation and reinforced by ignorance of the etymology. This plural treatment is frequently proscribed.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< kutoa (to weave)

Noun[edit]

kudos

  1. (textiles) fabric (texture of a cloth)
  2. (biology) tissue (group of similar cells that function together to do a specific job)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kudos (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative kudos kudokset
genitive kudoksen kudosten
kudoksien
partitive kudosta kudoksia
illative kudokseen kudoksiin
singular plural
nominative kudos kudokset
accusative nom.? kudos kudokset
gen. kudoksen
genitive kudoksen kudosten
kudoksien
partitive kudosta kudoksia
inessive kudoksessa kudoksissa
elative kudoksesta kudoksista
illative kudokseen kudoksiin
adessive kudoksella kudoksilla
ablative kudokselta kudoksilta
allative kudokselleˣ kudoksilleˣ
essive kudoksena kudoksina
translative kudokseksi kudoksiksi
instructive kudoksin
abessive kudoksetta kudoksitta
comitative kudoksineen

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