Breton: ˈkoːs

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Lexeme data

Source form:kozh
Phonological form:ˈkoːs
Gloss:old, ancient, wretched
Cognate codes:H

Source of lexical data

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Source: Favereau, Frañses. 1997. Dictionnaire du breton contemporain = Geriadur ar brezhoneg a-vremañ. Morlaix: Skol Vreizh. Available online at
Pages: 439
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class H
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Source: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill.
Pages: 218-19
Reliability: High
Comment: From Proto-Celtic *kotto- 'old'. "According to Sims-Williams (2006: 67) Cat. cot 'hill', Sp. cueto are from the Gaulish reflex of this word. The semantic development was presumably from 'old' to 'curved, humpbacked hillock'. In any case, these words are probably of non-IE origin."