See also: Kou, kòu, kōu, kǒu, koʻu, and ko'u

ChuukeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English cow.

NounEdit

kou

  1. cow

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From older koude, from Middle Dutch coude, alteration (based on the adjective) of kelde, from Old Dutch *keldi, from Proto-Germanic *kaldį̄. Cognate with German Kälte.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kou f (uncountable, diminutive koutje n)

  1. cold (low temperature)
  2. cold (illness)
    Synonym: verkoudheid

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit


HawaiianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

DeterminerEdit

kou

  1. your second person singular, o-type

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

kou

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

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of こう

LinduEdit

NounEdit

kou

  1. wood

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