Kos

or Cos

[kos, kaws]
Italian Coo.
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British Dictionary definitions for koses

kos

noun plural kos
  1. 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

Kos

Cos

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for koses

kos

n.

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."

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