See also: COU, cóu, còu, cōu, cǒu, and co'u

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

cou

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of coure
  2. second-person singular imperative form of coure

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin collum. Doublet of col.

PronunciationEdit

 
un cou

NounEdit

cou m (plural cous)

  1. neck

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


K'iche'Edit

AdjectiveEdit

cou

  1. (Classical K'iche') strong

Derived termsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

cou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cǒu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of còu.

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English , from Proto-West Germanic *kū, in turn from Proto-Germanic *kūz; this comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws.

Cognates include Middle Dutch koe, Middle French bœuf and Persian گاو(gâv).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cou (plural kyne or kie)

  1. A cow (female bovine)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: cow
    • Sranan Tongo: kaw
    • Tok Pisin: kau
    • Abenaki: kaoz (from "cows")
    • Maori: kau
  • Scots: coo, coe, cou

XerénteEdit

NounEdit

cou

  1. Alternative form of (water)

ReferencesEdit

  • Martius, Beiträge zur Ethnographie und Sprachenkunde Brasiliens

ZhuangEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Chinese (MC t͡sʰɨu).

NounEdit

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. autumn

Etymology 2Edit

From Chinese (MC t͡ɕɨu).

ClassifierEdit

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. week

See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Chinese (MC ʈʰɨu).

VerbEdit

cou (old orthography cou)

  1. to draw (lots)