Cousa
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Cousa

Asturian

Noun

cousa f (plural couses)

  1. Alternative form of cosa

Galician

Etymology

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese cousa, from Latin causa. Doublet of causa, a borrowing. Cognate with Portuguese coisa and Spanish cosa.

Pronunciation

Noun

cousa f (plural cousas)

  1. thing
  2. nothing (in negative sentences)
    Diso que me di non sei cousa. - I know nothing about what you're asking.
  3. event
  4. swear word; abusive or insulting epithet
    Estaban aló no medio da praza chamándose cousas. - They were both in the middle of the square calling each other names.

Related terms

References

  • "cousa" in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • "cousa" in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • "cousa" in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • "cousa" in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • "cousa" in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Latin

Participle

co?sa

  1. nominative feminine singular of co?sus
  2. nominative neuter plural of co?sus
  3. accusative neuter plural of co?sus
  4. vocative feminine singular of co?sus
  5. vocative neuter plural of co?sus

Participle

co?s?

  1. ablative feminine singular of co?sus

Mirandese

Noun

cousa f (plural cousas)

  1. thing

Old Portuguese

Etymology

From Medieval Latin causa ("thing"), from Classical Latin causa ("cause, reason").

Pronunciation

Noun

cousa f

  1. thing
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, To codex, cantiga 423 (facsimile):
      Esta primeira é de comel fez ó çeo. ? á terra. ? ó mar ? o sol. ? á l?a. ? as estrelas ? todalas outras cousas q? son. ? como fez ó ome ása semellança
      This first one is (about) how He made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and everything else that exists. And how (He) made man in His own likeness.

Descendants

  • Galician: cousa
  • Portuguese: cousa, coisa

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

cousa f (plural cousas)

  1. (dated) Alternative form of coisa

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