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Etymology

From Old French cosin (French: cousin), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] consibrinus (com- + sobrinus)

Noun

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Singular
cousin

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  1. The son or daughter of a person’s uncle or aunt
  2. Any relation who is not a direct ancestor or descendant; one more distantly related than an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, etc.

Usage notes

  • Relations who have a common grandparent but different parents are first cousins; those with a common great-grandparent but different parents are second cousins, and so on; in general, one’s nth cousin is anyone other than oneself or one's siblings found by going back n+1 generations and then forward n+1 generations.
  • The child of one’s first cousin is one’s first cousin once removed; the grandchild of one’s first cousin is one’s first cousin twice removed, and so on. For example, if Phil and Marie are first cousins, and Marie has a son Andre, then Phil and Andre are first cousins once removed.
  • Down South (south of what?), the relation is considered the number of links between two people of common ancestry to the common aunt or uncle.

Synonyms

  • (son or daughter of a person's uncle or aunt): first cousin

Derived terms

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French

Pronunciation

cousin m (plural cousins)

  • cousin (male)

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German

Cousin m (plural Cousins)

  • a male cousin

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