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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Koh (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German kuo.

NounEdit

Kuh f

  1. (southern Moselle Franconian) cow (female bovine animal)

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German kuo, from Proto-Germanic *kūz (compare Dutch koe, Low German Koh, English cow, Danish ko), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (compare Latin bōs, Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kuː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophone: Q

NounEdit

Kuh f (genitive Kuh, plural Kühe)

  1. cow (female bovine animal)

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike English cow, it is not common for the German word to be used generically in the sense of “head of cattle of either sex”; for that use Rind.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Kuh in Duden online

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Kuh, Dutch koe, English cow.

NounEdit

Kuh f (plural Kieh)

  1. cow