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  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
CÚ, nom. acc; gen. cúe, cú, cuus, cús; dat. cý; pl. nom. acc. cý; gen. cúa, cúna; dat. cuum, cúm; f.
Wright's OE grammar
§5; §47; §130; §166; §266; §310; §411;
A cow; vacca, bucula
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  • vacca,

      Wrt. Voc. 287, 56.
  • Cú vacca vel

    bucula,

      Ælfc. Gl. 21; Som. 59, 82; Wrt. Voc. 23, 40: 78, 42.
  • Iung cú

    a young cow;

    juvenca,
      Ælfc. Gl. 22; Som. 59, 89; Wrt. Voc. 23, 46.
  • Án cú wearþ gebroht to ðam temple

    a cow was brought to the temple,

      Homl. Th. ii. 300, 33: Chr. 1085; Erl. 218, 36.
  • Gesomna cúe mesa

    collect the dung of a cow,

      L. M. 1, 38; Lchdm. ii. 98, 5.
  • On ðære cú hricge on the cow's back, M. H. 194a. Be cuus horne

    of a cow's horn,

      L. In. 59; Th. i. 140, 1, 3.
  • Cús eáge

    a cow's eye,

      59; Th. i. 140, 4.
  • Of ðære cý from the cow, M. H. 194a. Gif mon cú forstele

    if a man steal a cow,

      L. Alf. pol. 16; Th. i. 70, 24: L. In. 38; Th. i. 126, 5: L. Ath. v. § 6, 2; Th. i. 234, 1: L. O. D. 7; Th. i. 356, 5.
  • Cúa

    of cows,

      Cod. Dipl. 201; A. D. 814; Kmbl. i. 353, 28.
  • Feówertig cúna

    vaccas quadraginia,

      Gen. 32, 15: Cod. Dipl. 732; A. D. 1016-1020; Kmbl. iv. 10, 23: 949; A. D. 1649-1052; Kmbl. iv. 284, 8.
  • On cuum

    in vaccis,

      Ps. Lamb. 67, 31.
  • Ðú wást, ðæt ic hæbbe hnesce litlingas and ge-eáne eówa and gecelfe cý mid me

    nosti quod parvulos habeam teneros et oves et boves fætas mecum,

      Gen. 33, 13: Cod. Dipl. 235; A. D. 835; Kmbl. i. 310, 18, 25, 27: 675; A. D. 990; Kmbl. iii. 255, 13.
Etymology
[Prompt, cowe vacca: Piers P. kow, cow: R. Brun. kie, pl: Plat. ko, pl. koie: O. Sax. kó, f: Frs. kw, pl. ky, f: O. Frs. ku, f: Dut. koe, f: Kil. koe, koeye: Ger. kuh, f: M. H. Ger. kuo, f: O. H. Ger. kua, kó, f: Dan. ko, koe: Swed. ko, f: Icel. kýr, f. dat. and acc. kú: Lat. cēva a heifer: Sansk. go, gaus bos, vacca.]
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v.  folc-cú cuu.
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