kus

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See also: Kus, kuś, kūs, Kūs, kuş, kú·s, and Kuś

Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch kust, from Middle Dutch cost, from Old French coste, from Latin costa (rib, side)

Noun[edit]

kus (plural kuste)

  1. coast, shoreline, seashore
    • 1986, Die Noordweste. Die stoflike kultuuruitinge van die streek se bewoners, page 31.
      In 1862 word 'n pad vanaf die kopermyne na Hondeklipbaai aan die kus gebou.
      In 1862 a path from the copper mines to Hondeklip Bay at the coast is built.
  2. coastal region
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch kussen, from Middle Dutch cussen, from Old Dutch kussen, from Proto-Germanic *kussijaną. Cognate with English kiss, German küssen, and Danish kysse.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to kiss
    • 2012, Pieter Aspe, Vierkant van die wraak, LAPA.
      Sy steek 'n hand na hom uit, en vir 'n oomblik oorweeg hy om dit galant te kus.
      She holds a hand in front of him, and for a moment he considers kissing it gallantly.
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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.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Dutch kus, from Middle Dutch kos, from Old Dutch *kos, from Proto-Germanic *kussaz. Cognate with English kiss, German Kuss, and Danish kys.

Noun[edit]

kus (plural kusse)

  1. kiss
    • 1984, Eugène Nielen Marais, Versamelde werke, Leon Rousseau (ed.), Van Schaik (publ.), page 930.
      Sy vou haar armpies om die ou man se nek maar in plaas van haar geheimpie te hoor, bedek hy die gesiggie met kusse.
      She wraps her short arms around the old man's neck, but instead of listening to her secret he covers her little face with kisses.
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Usage notes[edit]

As with the noun.


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]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkus]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. piece (part)
  2. chunk

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[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. Compare German Kuss, English kiss, Danish kys.

Noun[edit]

kus m (plural kussen, diminutive kusje n)

  1. kiss
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

kus

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

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *ku.

Adverb[edit]

kus

  1. (interrogative) where (in which place)
  2. (relative) where (in which place)

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. plural of ku

Karelian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kus

  1. where

Livonian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

kus

  1. where

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. kiss

Descendants[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kussaz. Compare Old English coss, Old Frisian koss, Old High German kus, Old Norse koss.

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. a kiss

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kǫsъ.

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Noun[edit]

kȗs m (Cyrillic spelling ку̑с)

  1. (rare) piece, part

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. tailless
  2. too short
  3. incomplete

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kus m (genitive singular kusa, nominative plural kusy, genitive plural kusov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. piece

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Further reading[edit]

  • kus in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

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. who (interrogative)

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Turkish[edit]

Verb[edit]

kus

  1. second-person imperative of kusmak

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

kus

  1. where, in what place (interrogative)

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References[edit]

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

Westrobothnian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. One who puts fear in someone; master, foreman, supervisor.
    Hä står ill dill ti huse, der ingen jär kus
    There is trouble in the house where no one is master
  2. A strong, capable man, considered better than others; the most prominent; also said of animals.
    Hä va kusen dill kar!
    A good man!
    Hä var kus’n dill häst
    a good horse
  3. crawling winged insect

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