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From Hindu Kush, the place of origin.



kush (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Marijuana, especially Cannabis indica (a variety of marijuana originating in Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, strains of which often have high THC content).
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
    • 2011, “Next”, in Echoes of Silence, performed by The Weeknd:
      Baby, who you callin' soft / Don't make me smoke up all your kush / Don't make me pop your cheap ass pills
    • 2013, “All Me”, in Nothing Was the Same, performed by Drake:
      Smoking on that kush all in our section / Like it's legalized
    • 2013 December 4, Kevin Donovan, “Rob Ford: Gang members targeted mayor in blackmail plot, police documents say”, in The Star[2]:
      Later in the day, Siyad is heard on a wiretap telling another man that he received “1.5 of kush” (slang for marijuana) from “Rob Ford’s driver.” Later Siyad tells another person, a woman, that what he received was actually “Rob Ford’s kush.”




From Proto-Albanian *kusa, compound of Proto-Indo-European *kʷu (who) + *só (that one) (compare Tocharian B kᵤse (who), Messapic [script needed] (kos, someone)).[1]



kush (accusative kë (kënd), dative kujt (kuj), ablative kujt (kuj))

  1. who (as an interrogative pronoun)
    Synonyms: cila, cili
  2. nobody, noone (as an indefinite pronoun; used to distinguish someone from others)
    Synonym: askush


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  • Note:
    • pronoun “kushonly in singular; pronoun “saonly in indefinite plural
    • dative and ablative forms → without clitic i m, e f:
    • genitive forms → with clitic i m, e f:

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (possessive pronouns) im m (my), ime f (my), imi m (mine), imja f (mine), e f, tu (your), i m, saj (her), tij (his)
  • (interrogative) kush (who), kënd (alter. accusative), kuj (alter. dat/gen/abl), i kujt (genitive), cili m (who, which), cila f (who, which)
  • (demonstrative) ky m (it, this, that), kjo f (it, this, that), këtë (this (one)), këta m (these, those), këto f (these, those) (if followed by an noun: ai m, ajo f, atë)
  • (subjective) unë (I), ti (you), ai (he), ajo (she), ne (we), ju (you), ata m (they), ato m (they)
  • (relative) , cili m (which), cila f (which), cilat f (which), cilët m (which)
  • (indefinite) ndonjë, gjithë m (all), gjitha f (all) shumë (many), pak (few), nja (several), mbarë (all together), mjaft (enough, many), disa (some, several) (ca), një palë (a pair, couple) (një parë)
  • (reflexive) veten, vetveten


  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 245

Further reading[edit]

  • [3] interrogative/indefinite pronoun kush (who) (nominative kush (m.+f.), genitive i kujt (m.), e kujt; dative+ablative kujt; accusative ) • Fjalori Shqip (Albanian Dictionary)



From Proto-Turkic *Kuĺ.


kush (plural kushlar)

  1. bird