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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COW

In this mighty enterprise, the cow shall be my great confederate.

Then the cow shook her foot to free it and the skin rattled.

The cow recoiled a few steps and lowered her head truculently.

The women came and cried over it—they were so sorry for the cow.

Martin had gone to the barn a week before to help a cow which was aborting.

"Thoroughbred for a horse, and purebred for a cow," Rose repeated willingly.

If he walked slowly, so did the cow, and seized the opportunity to graze.

Now and then, a drowned sheep, and once the carcass of a cow, floated past.

Away ran Peggy after the cow—while lowering Marcus cursed them all three.

If you look at the cow, you'll see she's not like one that feeds by the roadsides.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cu "cow," from Proto-Germanic *kwon (cf. Old Frisian ku, Middle Dutch coe, Dutch koe, Old High German kuo, German Kuh, Old Norse kyr, Danish, Swedish ko), earlier *kwom, from PIE *gwous (cf. Sanskrit gaus, Greek bous, Latin bov-, Old Irish bo, Latvian guovs, Armenian gaus "cow," Slovak hovado "ox"), perhaps ultimately imitative of lowing (cf. Sumerian gu, Chinese ngu, ngo "ox"). In Germanic and Celtic, of females only; in most other languages, of either gender. Other "cow" words sometimes are from roots meaning "horn, horned," e.g. Lithuanian karve, Old Church Slavonic krava.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COW

bovine

nounmember of genus bos
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