- to pass by; outstrip; surpass.
Origin of cote2
First recorded in 1565–75; origin uncertain
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- a small shelter for pigeons, sheep, etc
- (in combination)dovecote
- dialect, mainly British a small cottage
Old English cote; related to Low German Kote; see cot ²
- (tr) archaic to pass by, outstrip, or surpass
C16: perhaps from Old French costoier to run alongside, from coste side; see coast
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Word Origin and History for coting
Old English cote, fem. of cot (plural cotu) "small house, bedchamber, den" (see cottage). Applied to buildings for animals from early 15c.
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