Origin of cos1
- one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the SE Aegean Sea, off the SW coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of coses
It is said to extend eight coses from north to south, and fifteen from east to west.
It stands between the Soyeya and the Arun, which are about 1⅔ coses distant from each other.
The plain round it is very considerable, extending twelve coses north and south, and four coses east and west.
From Arun Dumohan to Leraghat is a distance of 3½ coses without rapids.
The valley between this small ridge and the mountains is about six coses wide, and belongs partly to Saliyana, partly to Dang.
- a variant spelling of Kos
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Word Origin for cos
- an Indian unit of distance having different values in different localities. It is usually between 1 and 3 miles or 1 and 5 kilometresAlso called: coss
Word Origin for kos
- an island in the SE Aegean Sea, in the Greek Dodecanese Islands: separated from SW Turkey by the Kos Channel; settled in ancient times by Dorians and became famous for literature and medicine. Pop: 30 947 (2001). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles)
measure of distance in India (about 2 miles), from Hindi kos, from Sanskrit krosah, literally "a call, a shout;" thus, "distance within which a man's shout can be heard."
- Abbreviation of cosine