EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French sou. Doublet of solidus and soldo.

NounEdit

sou (plural sous)

  1. An old French copper coin equal to one twentieth of a livre or twelve deniers; one sou is to the livre as one shilling is to the pound.
  2. (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.
  3. (dated) A thing of the smallest value; a whit; a jot.
    I do not care a sou for your excuses.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sou

  1. preterite of sal; would, should

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

(noun)

(verb, pronoun)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Catalan sou~sol, from Late Latin soldus, contraction of Latin solĭdus. Doublet of sòlid. Compare French sou.

NounEdit

sou m (plural sous)

  1. salary, wage
    tinc un sou de 1200 eurosI have a salary of 1200 euros
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

sou

  1. second-person plural present indicative form of ser
  2. second-person plural imperative form of ser

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Catalan sou (feminine sua), from Latin suum, from Proto-Italic *sowos, from Proto-Indo-European *sewos, from *swé (self).

Alternative formsEdit

  • seu (non-Algherese dialects)

PronounEdit

sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)

  1. (Alghero) your, yours (singular, alluding to vostè)
  2. (Alghero) his, her/hers, its
  3. (Alghero, archaic, rare) their, theirs

Usage notesEdit

In contemporary Algherese, this word primarily gives reference to vostè. Only rarely does it give reference to multiple possessors, this use being archaic.

ReferencesEdit

  • “sou (2)”, in Diccionari d'Alguerés[1], accessed 17 May 2022
  • El Català de l'Alguer : un model d'àmbit restringit, Barcelona, 2003, →ISBN, page 30

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit


FolopaEdit

NounEdit

sou

  1. Alternative form of so

ReferencesEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, inherited from Late Latin soldus, from Latin solidus. Doublet of solide. See also the form sol, which kept the historical spelling from Old French, even if it came to be pronounced like sou.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sou m (plural sous)

  1. (historical, numismatics) sou (old French coin)
  2. (by extension, chiefly in the plural, colloquial) money; cash
    Tu peux me prêter des sous ?Can you lend me some cash?
  3. (Quebec, Louisiana, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar)
    Ça va être six piastres et vingt-cinq sous, s'il te plaît.That'll be six dollars and twenty-five cents, please.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: sou

Further readingEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

PrepositionEdit

sou

  1. on
  2. about, concerning
    • 2019 March 19, “Rankont ann Itali ant Anvwaye Espesyal Etazini ak Larisi sou Kriz Venezuela a”, in Lavwadlamerik[2]:
      Anvwaye espesyal Etazini pou Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, ak vis-minis afè etranjè Larisi, Sergei Ryabkov, ap fè reyinyon nan vil Wòm ann Itali pou yo pale sou sityasyon Venezuela kap agrave.”
      American Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams and Russian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Ryabkov are meeting in the city of Rome, Italy to talk about "the worsening situation in Venezuela."

Iu MienEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (MC ɕɨʌ). Compare Bu-Nao Bunu hswb.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sou 

  1. book

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

sou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of そう

LeoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sum.

VerbEdit

sou

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sere

LinduEdit

NounEdit

sou

  1. house; home

LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *savu, from Proto-Finno-Permic *sawe. Cognates include Finnish savu.

NounEdit

sou

  1. smoke

Louisiana Creole FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French saoul (drunk).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sou

  1. drunk.
    Synonyms: chak, ho, piké

Etymology 2Edit

From French sou (sou, cent).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sou

  1. cent.
    Synonym: pinné

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

sou

  1. Alternative form of esou

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

sou (sou5 / sou0, Zhuyin ˙ㄙㄡ)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sòu.

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.

Old CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin suum.

AdjectiveEdit

sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)

  1. his, her, its, their
    Synonym: son

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Brazil, nonstandard)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sum (I am). Cognate with Galician son, Spanish soy, Italian sono, French suis, and Romanian sunt.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Rhymes: -ow
  • Hyphenation: sou

VerbEdit

sou

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of ser

SardinianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin suus.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

sou (plural suos, feminine sua, feminine plural suas)

  1. his, her, hers

Related termsEdit


SassareseEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sou (feminine singular soa, masculine and feminine plural soi)

  1. Alternative form of sóiu

PronounEdit

sou m (feminine singular soa, masculine and feminine plural soi)

  1. Alternative form of sóiu

ReferencesEdit

  • Rubattu, Antoninu (2006) Dizionario universale della lingua di Sardegna, 2nd edition, Sassari: Edes

TernateEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sou

  1. medicine

ReferencesEdit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

West MakianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Likely cognate with Ternate sou (medicine).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sou

  1. magic, sorcery

ReferencesEdit

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[3], Pacific linguistics (as sow)

ZhuangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *suːᴬ (you (plural)) (whence Thai สู (sǔu), Northern Thai ᩈᩪ, Isan สู, Lao ສູ (), ᦉᦴ (ṡuu), Tai Dam ꪎꪴ, Shan သူ (sǔu), Tai Nüa ᥔᥧᥴ (), Ahom 𑜏𑜥 ()).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

sou (Sawndip forms 𠈅 or or or or or or 𠉑 or or , old orthography sou)

  1. you (plural)

See alsoEdit

Standard Zhuang personal pronouns
Person Singular Plural
1st exclusive gou dou
inclusive raeuz
2nd mwngz sou
3rd de gyoengqde