couscous

EnglishEdit

 
Couscous.

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested circa 16th century, borrowed from French couscous, from Arabic كُسْكُس(kuskus) from Northern Saharan Berber seksu.

NounEdit

couscous (countable and uncountable, plural couscouses)

  1. A pasta of North African origin made of crushed and steamed semolina.
    • 2012, Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight, →ISBN:
      Karou took the plate of couscous and vegetables.

QuotationsEdit

For more quotations using this term, see Citations:couscous.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French couscous, from Arabic كُسْكُس(kuskus), from Northern Saharan Berber seksu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kusˈkus/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cous‧cous
  • Rhymes: -us

NounEdit

couscous m (uncountable)

  1. couscous

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkuskus/, [ˈkus̠kus̠]

NounEdit

couscous

  1. Alternative form of kuskus

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of couscous (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative couscous couscousit
genitive couscousin couscousien
partitive couscousia couscouseja
illative couscousiin couscouseihin
singular plural
nominative couscous couscousit
accusative nom. couscous couscousit
gen. couscousin
genitive couscousin couscousien
partitive couscousia couscouseja
inessive couscousissa couscouseissa
elative couscousista couscouseista
illative couscousiin couscouseihin
adessive couscousilla couscouseilla
ablative couscousilta couscouseilta
allative couscousille couscouseille
essive couscousina couscouseina
translative couscousiksi couscouseiksi
instructive couscousein
abessive couscousitta couscouseitta
comitative couscouseineen
Possessive forms of couscous (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person couscousini couscousimme
2nd person couscousisi couscousinne
3rd person couscousinsa

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic كُسْكُس(kuskus), from Northern Saharan Berber seksu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

couscous m (plural couscous)

  1. couscous

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: couscous
  • English: couscous

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