See also: cousine and cousiné

German edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

17th century, from French cousine, from Latin consobrina.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kuˈziːnə/
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  • Hyphenation: Cou‧si‧ne

Noun edit

Cousine f (genitive Cousine, plural Cousinen, diminutive Cousinchen n, masculine Cousin or Vetter)

  1. female cousin
    Synonyms: Base, Vetterin (both archaic)

Usage notes edit

  • The spelling Cousine is generally preferred when the male form Cousin also occurs in the context: Cousins und Cousinen. Otherwise, both spellings are common: Vettern und Kusinen / Cousinen.

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • Cousine” in Duden online
  • Cousine” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Luxembourgish edit

Noun edit

Cousine f (plural Cousineën)

  1. Alternative spelling of Kusin