kus

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See also: Kus, kuş, and kuś

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch kust

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kus (plural kuste)

  1. coast, shoreline
  2. seashore
  3. coastal region
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch kus, kussen. Germanic term, cognate with English kiss, German küssen, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kus (plural kusse)

  1. kiss

Verb[edit]

kus (present kus, present participle kussende, past participle gekus)

  1. to kiss
Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The use of kus as an alternative for soen is rarely used in speech but is more commonly found in literature, often being used poetically.


Catawba[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same root as kusa (standing), because the stalks stand upright.

Noun[edit]

kus

  1. corn, maize

Usage notes[edit]

The initial consonant is sometimes voiced: gus.

Derived terms[edit]

  • kus suk (corncob, literally corn house)
  • kus sarak (wheat, literally corn grass)

References[edit]

  • 1900, Albert S. Gatschet, Grammatic Sketch of the Catawba Language (published in the American Anthropologist)

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kǫsъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. piece (part)
  2. chunk

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch kos, kus, from Old Dutch *kos, *kus, from Proto-Germanic *kussaz. The older Dutch forms with -u- are taken from the verb, those with -o- derive directly from the noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kus m (plural kussen, diminutive kusje n)

  1. Kiss

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

kus

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kussen
  2. imperative of kussen

Estonian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kus

  1. where

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

kus

  1. rafsi of kusru.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kussaz, whence also Old English coss, Old Norse koss.

Noun[edit]

kus ?

  1. kiss

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kussaz.

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. a kiss

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kǫsъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kȗs m (Cyrillic spelling ку̑с)

  1. (rare) piece, part

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kȗs (definite kȗsī, Cyrillic spelling ку̑с) (rare)

  1. tailless
  2. too short
  3. incomplete

Declension[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kǫsъ, cognate with Russian кус (kus) and кусок (kusok), Slovene kos, Serbo-Croatian кус (kus), kus (kus), Bulgarian къс (kǎs). Non-Slavic cognates include Sanskrit खादति (khādati, he chews), Persian خاییدن (xāyīdan, to chew).

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. piece

Tocharian A[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian *kuse, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷusó from *kʷos, *kʷis. Compare Tocharian B kuse.

Pronoun[edit]

kus (accusative kuc)

  1. (interrogative pronoun) who

Related terms[edit]

  • kusne (relative pronoun)

Turkish[edit]

Verb[edit]

kus

  1. second-person imperative of kusmak

Antonyms[edit]