kuzino

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cousin, cousine, from Latin consobrinus. Reanalysed as kuzo ((male) cousin) +‎ -ino (female).

Noun[edit]

kuzino (plural kuzinoj, accusative singular kuzinon, accusative plural kuzinojn)

  1. female cousin
    • 1907, Henri Vallienne, Kastelo de Prelongo, chapter 4.
      Andreo timis insulti sian kuzinon.
      Andreo was afraid to insult his cousin.

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike English, the Esperanto terms for "cousin" are gendered. kuzino means a female cousin, whereas kuzo traditionally means a male cousin, although it is losing this maleness from the influence of gender-neutral usage by English-speaking Esperantists.

To avoid misunderstandings when referring to a cousin irrespective of gender, some use the prefix ge- and say gekuzo.

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  • kuzo ((male) cousin)

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto, from French cousin, cousine, from Latin consobrinus, kuzo +‎ -in-.

Noun[edit]

kuzino (plural kuzini)

  1. (female) cousin

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