kus

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

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • kus in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • kus in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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. Compare German Kuss, English kiss, Danish kys.

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

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

kus m

  1. plural of ku

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Estonian kus.

Pronoun[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 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

Declension[edit]


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Descendants[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, 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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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. (interrogative pronoun) who

Related terms[edit]

  • kusne (relative pronoun)

Turkish[edit]

Verb[edit]

kus

  1. second-person imperative of kusmak

Antonyms[edit]


Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

kus

  1. where, in what place (interrogative)

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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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