See also: kūzõ and Kūzõ

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from kuzino, less the feminine suffix -ino.

PronunciationEdit

    • IPA(key): /ˈkuzo/
    • Hyphenation: ku‧zo
    • Rhymes: -uzo
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NounEdit

kuzo (accusative singular kuzon, plural kuzoj, accusative plural kuzojn)

  1. cousin (male or of unspecified sex)
  2. (nonstandard) cousin (Can we verify(+) this sense?)

Usage notesEdit

Unlike English, the Esperanto terms for "cousin" are gendered. kuzo traditionally means a male cousin, although it is losing this maleness from the influence of gender-neutral usage by English-speaking Esperantists.

To avoid misunderstandings when referring to a cousin irrespective of gender, some use the prefix ge- and say gekuzo.

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Esperanto kuzo, from English/French cousin, from Latin consobrinus (com- + sobrinus).

NounEdit

kuzo (plural kuzi)

  1. (male or female) cousin

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