sou

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French sou. Doublet of solidus and soldo.

Noun[edit]

sou (plural sous)

  1. (historical) An old French copper coin equal to one twentieth of a livre or twelve deniers; one sou is to the livre as one shilling is to the pound.
  2. (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.
  3. (dated) A thing of the smallest value; a whit; a jot.
    I do not care a sou for your excuses.

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. preterite of sal; would, should

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

(noun)

(verb, pronoun)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Catalan sou~sol, from Late Latin soldus, contraction of Latin solĭdus. Doublet of sòlid. Compare French sou.

Noun[edit]

sou m (plural sous)

  1. salary, wage
    tinc un sou de 1200 eurosI have a salary of 1200 euros
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. second-person plural present indicative form of ser
  2. second-person plural imperative form of ser

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Catalan sou (feminine sua), from Latin suum, from Proto-Italic *sowos, from Proto-Indo-European *sewos, from *swé (self).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • seu (non-Algherese dialects)

Pronoun[edit]

sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)

  1. (Alghero) your, yours (singular, alluding to vostè)
  2. (Alghero) his, her/hers, its
  3. (Alghero, archaic, rare) their, theirs
Usage notes[edit]

In contemporary Algherese, this word primarily gives reference to vostè. Only rarely does it give reference to multiple possessors, this use being archaic.

References[edit]

  • “sou (2)”, in Diccionari d'Alguerés[1], accessed 17 May 2022
  • El Català de l'Alguer : un model d'àmbit restringit, Barcelona, 2003, →ISBN, page 30

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Folopa[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. Alternative form of so

References[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, inherited from Late Latin soldus, from Latin solidus. Doublet of solide. See also the form sol, which kept the historical spelling from Old French, even if it came to be pronounced like sou.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou m (plural sous)

  1. (historical, numismatics) sou (old French coin)
  2. (by extension, chiefly in the plural, colloquial) money; cash
    Tu peux me prêter des sous ?Can you lend me some cash?
  3. (Quebec, Louisiana, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar)
    Ça va être six piastres et vingt-cinq sous, s'il te plaît.That'll be six dollars and twenty-five cents, please.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: sou

Further reading[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Preposition[edit]

sou

  1. on
  2. about, concerning
    • 2019 March 19, “Rankont ann Itali ant Anvwaye Espesyal Etazini ak Larisi sou Kriz Venezuela a”, in Lavwadlamerik[2]:
      Anvwaye espesyal Etazini pou Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, ak vis-minis afè etranjè Larisi, Sergei Ryabkov, ap fè reyinyon nan vil Wòm ann Itali pou yo pale sou sityasyon Venezuela kap agrave.”
      American Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams and Russian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov are meeting in the city of Rome, Italy to talk about "the worsening situation in Venezuela."

Iu Mien[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese (MC ɕɨʌ). Compare Bu-Nao Bunu hswb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou 

  1. book

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of そう

Leonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sum.

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sere

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. house; home

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *savu, from Proto-Finno-Permic *sawe. Cognates include Finnish savu.

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. smoke

Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French saoul (drunk).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sou

  1. drunk.
    Synonyms: chak, ho, piké

Etymology 2[edit]

From French sou (sou, cent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. cent.
    Synonym: pinné

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

sou

  1. Alternative form of esou

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sou (sou5 / sou0, Zhuyin ˙ㄙㄡ)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sòu.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suum.

Adjective[edit]

sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)

  1. his, her, its, their
    Synonym: son

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Brazil, nonstandard)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sum (I am). Cognate with Galician son, Spanish soy, Italian sono, French suis, and Romanian sunt.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Rhymes: -ow
  • Hyphenation: sou

Verb[edit]

sou

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ser

Sardinian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin suus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sou (plural suos, feminine sua, feminine plural suas)

  1. his, her, hers

Related terms[edit]


Sassarese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sou (feminine singular soa, masculine and feminine plural soi)

  1. Alternative form of sóiu

Pronoun[edit]

sou m (feminine singular soa, masculine and feminine plural soi)

  1. Alternative form of sóiu

References[edit]

  • Rubattu, Antoninu (2006) Dizionario universale della lingua di Sardegna, 2nd edition, Sassari: Edes

Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. medicine

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

West Makian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely cognate with Ternate sou (medicine).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sou

  1. magic, sorcery

References[edit]

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[3], Pacific linguistics (as sow)

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *suːᴬ (you (plural)) (whence Thai สู (sǔu), Northern Thai ᩈᩪ, Isan สู, Lao ສູ (), ᦉᦴ (ṡuu), Tai Dam ꪎꪴ, Shan သူ (sǔu), Tai Nüa ᥔᥧᥴ (), Ahom 𑜏𑜥 ()).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

sou (Sawndip forms 𠈅 or or or or or or 𠉑 or or , old orthography sou)

  1. you (plural)

See also[edit]

Standard Zhuang personal pronouns
Person Singular Plural
1st exclusive gou dou
inclusive raeuz
2nd mwngz sou
3rd de gyoengqde