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Etymology

From Hindi  (kōs), Pali koss, from Sanskrit क्रोश (króśa), cry, yell; measure of distance).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
coss

Plural
coss

coss (coss)
  1. (India) A measure of distance in India, varying from one and a quarter to two and a half English miles.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘In Flood Time’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, pp. 410-11:
      A full half koss from bank to bank is the stream now – you can see it under the stars – and there are ten feet of water therein.

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *kussaz, whence also Old High German kus, Old Norse koss

Noun

coss

  1. kiss

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