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kos

or coss

[ kohs ]
/ koʊs /
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noun, plural kos.(in India)
a unit of land distance of various lengths from 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 4.8 km).
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Origin of kos

<Hindi ≪ Sanskrit krośa

Other definitions for kos (2 of 2)

Kos

or Cos

[ kos, kaws ]
/ kɒs, kɔs /

noun
one of the Greek Dodecanese Islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea, off the southwestern coast of Turkey. 111 sq. mi. (287 sq. km).
Italian Co·o [kaw-aw] /ˈkɔ ɔ/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for kos (1 of 2)

kos
/ (kəʊs) /

noun plural kos
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

from Hindi kōs

British Dictionary definitions for kos (2 of 2)

Kos

Cos

/ (kɒs) /

noun
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)
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