Coss
Coss Coss (k[o^]s), n. [Cf. Pers. k[=o]s a road measure of about two miles; or Skr. kr[=o][,c]a.] A Hindoo measure of distance, varying from one and a half to two English miles. --Whitworth. [1913 Webster]

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  • Coss — Coss, n. [It. cosa.] A thing (only in phrase below). [1913 Webster] {Rule of Coss}, an old name for Algebra. [It. regola di cosa rule of thing, the unknown quantity being called the cosa, or the thing.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coss. — Coss., Abbreviatur für Consules od. Consulibus …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • COSS. — COSS.     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Abbreviations     ► Abbreviation in Catacomb Inscriptions     Consules ( Consuls ) The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat. 1910 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Coss — [k...] das; <aus it. cosa »Sache, Ding, Gegenstand«, Bez. der Unbekannten in Gleichungen> Frühform der Algebra im 15./16. Jh …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Coss — Cọss   [von cosa, der italienischen Bezeichnung für die Unbekannte in Gleichungen] das, , Frühform der Algebra im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert, die zuerst in Oberitalien entwickelt wurde. Ihre Vertreter, die Cossisten, führten die Verwendung von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • coss — The act of putting an empty milk carton or bag onto a skateboard. Don t bother showing up for the competition until you can manage to coss …   Dictionary of american slang

  • coss — The act of putting an empty milk carton or bag onto a skateboard. Don t bother showing up for the competition until you can manage to coss …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Coss. — …   Википедия

  • coss — /kohs/, n. kos. * * * …   Universalium

  • coss — noun /kɒs,kɑs/ A measure of distance in India, varying from one and a quarter to two and a half English miles. A full half koss from bank to bank is the stream now – you can see it under the stars – and there are ten feet of water therein …   Wiktionary

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