DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kœy̯s/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kuis
  • Rhymes: -œy̯s

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch cuusch (chaste), from Latin conscius (conscious), a compound of com- (together) + scire (to know). Cognate with English conscious, German keusch.

AdjectiveEdit

kuis (comparative kuiser, superlative meest kuis or kuist)

  1. chaste, morally pure, clean, virgin
InflectionEdit
Inflection of kuis
uninflected kuis
inflected kuise
comparative kuiser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial kuis kuiser het kuist
het kuiste
indefinite m./f. sing. kuise kuisere kuiste
n. sing. kuis kuiser kuiste
plural kuise kuisere kuiste
definite kuise kuisere kuiste
partitive kuis kuisers
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DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: kuis

NounEdit

kuis m (uncountable)

  1. (Belgium) A cleansing, cleaning(-up)

Etymology 2Edit

Related to koe. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

kuis f (plural kuizen, diminutive kuisje n)

  1. (regional) A (bovine) calf, notably under 9 months old
  2. (regional) A pig
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Etymology 3Edit

Cf. German Low German Küsel. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

kuis m (plural kuizen, diminutive kuisje n)

  1. A (playing) marble
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Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

kuis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kuisen
  2. imperative of kuisen

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French cuisse (thigh)

NounEdit

kuis

  1. thigh