See also: kōu, kǒu, kòu, and koʻu

DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From older koude with the frequent loss of intervocalic -d- (cf. for this slee and slede ["sleigh"]), and subsequently e-apocope.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kou f (uncountable, diminutive koutje n)

  1. cold (low temperature)
  2. cold (illness)

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HawaiianEdit

DeterminerEdit

kou

  1. your second person singular, o-type

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NounEdit

kou

  1. A tree with wood highly valued for woodworking, Cordia subcordata

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kou

  1. rōmaji reading of こう

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

kou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of kǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kòu.

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.

Mauritian CreoleEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French cou.

NounEdit

kou

  1. neck

Etymology 2Edit

From French coup.

NounEdit

kou

  1. blow; strike

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 20:42