See also: كس‎, کش, and گس


Etymology 1

From Middle Persian AYŠ (kas, person, somebody).



کس (kas) (plural کسان(kasân))

  1. (archaic) person
  2. one, person, somebody (in relative clauses)
    • c. 1260, Rumi, “2:1080−1081”, in The Masnavi:
      چون کسی کاو از مرض گل داشت دوست، گر چه پندارد که آن خود قوت اوست، قوت اصلی را فرامش کرده است، روی در قوت مرض آورده است.‎‎
      čon kas-i k-u az maraz gel dâšt dust, gar če pendârad ke ân xod qut-e u-st, qut-e asli-râ farâmuš karde ast, ruy dar qut-e maraz âvorde ast.
      As [in the case of] one who from disease has become fond of [eating] clay—though he may suppose that that [clay] is indeed his [natural] food, he has [in reality] forgotten his original food and has betaken himself to the food of disease.
      (Reynold A. Nicholson translation)
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Etymology 2

From Proto-Indo-European *kuḱis ((female) pubic hair; vulva). Cognate with Northern Kurdish quz (vagina, vulva, cunt, pussy), Hawrami [script needed] (kʷsî, vulva), Lithuanian kūšỹs (pubic hair, vulva) and Latvian kūsis (public hair, vulva). Possibly a euphemism from the older meaning "belly", preserved in Sanskrit कुक्षि (kukṣí, belly). Old Armenian կոյս (koys, virgin) may be an Iranian borrowing. Note also Ancient Greek κυσός (kusós, vagina; anus).

Alternative forms



کس (kos) (plural کس‌ها(kos-hâ))

  1. (vulgar, slang) pussy, cunt, fanny
  2. (slang) an attractive girl or woman


  • Arabic: كُس(kus)




کس (kis)

  1. Indirect form of کیا(kyā).
  2. Indirect form of کون(kaun).