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Etymology 1Edit

Likely from こそ (koso).

SuffixEdit

くそ (rōmaji -kuso)

  1. a suffix attached to a person's name
    • circa 947-957, Yamato Monogatari (#138):
      こやくしくそといひける人、ある人をよばひてをこせたりける、
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    • c. 10011014, Murasaki Shikibu, Genji Monogatari (Tenarai)
      「いで、主殿のくそ。あづま、取りて」
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Etymology 2Edit

From the suffix くそ (-kuso) above. With the omission of the name, this becomes a general second person personal pronoun.

PronounEdit

くそ (rōmaji kuso)

  1. second person personal pronoun: you
    • circa 959-965, Heichū Monogatari, chapter 17:
      かゝりけるに、くそたち、來けり。「わがもとに來るなめり」と、この男は、見立てりけるに [...]
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    • 970-999, Utsubo Monogatari (Fujiwara no Kimi)
      「いで、有るまじきコといふくソたちかな。」
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    • 970-999, Utsubo Monogatari (Fujiwara no Kimi)
      「おもしろき事の給フくそたちかな。ただかうなり、この事は。京くそたちのし給はんことは[...]」
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    • late 900s, Ochikubo Monogatari, volume 4:
      たゞひそみにひそみ給ひて、「何事もくそも人も、此殿おはせん限りは、えやすくすまじかめり。[...]」
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    • c. 10011014, Murasaki Shikibu, Genji Monogatari (Tenarai)
      「いで。その琴、彈き給へ。横笛は、月には、いと、をかしき物ぞかし。いづら。くそたち。琴、取りて參れ」
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

くそ (katakana クソ, rōmaji kuso)

  1. , : (vulgar) feces

InterjectionEdit

くそ (katakana クソ, rōmaji kuso)

  1. , : (swear word) shit

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