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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A measure of distance in India, varying from one and a quarter to two and a half English miles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Hindoo measure of distance, varying from one and a half to two English miles.
  • n. A thing (only in phrase below).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kiss.
  • n. The unknown quantity in an algebraic problem. Also cos, cosa.
  • n. In India, a road-measure of variable extent, ranging from 1 to 2 miles (rarely more), being usually about 1½ miles, especially in Bengal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (in India) a unit of length having different values in different localities

Etymologies

From Hindi कोस (kos), Pali koss, from Sanskrit क्रोश (króśa, "cry, yell; measure of distance"). (Wiktionary)

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