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Webster 1913 Edition


Sou

Sou

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Sous
(#)
or
(#)
.
[F.
sou
, OF.
sol
, from L.
solidus
a gold coin, in LL., a coin of less value. See
Sold
,
Noun.
,
Solid
, and and cf.
Sol
,
Soldo
.]
An old French copper coin, equivalent in value to, and now displaced by, the five-centime piece (1⁄20 of a franc), which is popularly called a
sou
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sou

SOU

,
Noun.
plu.
sous. A French money of account, and a copper coin, in value the 20th part of a livre or of a franc.

Definition 2021


sou

sou

See also: Appendix:Variations of "sou"

English

Noun

sou (plural sous)

  1. An old French copper coin.
  2. (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.
  3. (dated) A thing of the smallest value; a whit; a jot.
    I do not care a sou for your excuses.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Verb

sou

  1. preterite of sal; would, should

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔw

Verb

sou

  1. second-person plural present indicative form of ser
  2. second-person plural imperative form of ser

Folopa

Noun

sou

  1. Alternative form of so

References


French

Etymology

Inherited from Latin solidus. Doublet of solide.

Pronunciation

Noun

sou m (plural sous)

  1. sou (old French coin)
  2. (chiefly in the plural sous, colloquial) money; cash
    Tu peux me prêter des sous ?
    Can you lend me some cash?
  3. (Quebec, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar)
    Ça va être six piastres et vingt-cinq sous, s'il te plaît.
    That'll be six dollars and twenty-five cents, please.

Related terms

See also


Haitian Creole

Preposition

sou

  1. on
  2. about, concerning

Japanese

Romanization

sou

  1. rōmaji reading of そう

Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zəʊ/ (basic form)
  • IPA(key): /zu/ (reduced)
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Adverb

sou

  1. Alternative form of esou

Mandarin

Romanization

sou (Zhuyin ㄙㄡ˙)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǒu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sòu.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old Catalan

Etymology

From Latin suum.

Adjective

sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)

  1. his, her, its, their

Synonyms

Descendants


Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • (nonstandard)

Pronunciation

Verb

sou

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of ser
    • 2007, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Rocco, page 589:
      Sou excepcionalmente famoso.
      I am exceptionally famous.