vic cousin

Cousin

[koo-zan]
noun
Victor [veek-tawr] , 1792–1867, French philosopher and educational reformer: founder of the method of eclecticism in French philosophy.
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cousin (ˈkʌzən)
 
n
1.  first cousin, cousin-german, Also called: full cousin the child of one's aunt or uncle
2.  a relative who has descended from one of one's common ancestors. A person's second cousin is the child of one of his parents' first cousins. A person's third cousin is the child of one of his parents' second cousins. A first cousin once removed (or loosely second cousin) is the child of one's first cousin
3.  a member of a group related by race, ancestry, interests, etc: our Australian cousins
4.  a title used by a sovereign when addressing another sovereign or a nobleman
 
[C13: from Old French cosin, from Latin consōbrīnus cousin, from sōbrīnus cousin on the mother's side; related to soror sister]
 
'cousinhood
 
n
 
'cousinship
 
n
 
'cousinly
 
adj, —adv

Cousin (French kuzɛ̃)
 
n
Victor (viktɔr). 1792--1867, French philosopher and educational reformer

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cousin
1160, from O.Fr. cosin, from L. consobrinus "mother's sister's child," from com- "together" + sobrinus (earlier *sosrinos) "cousin on mother's side," from soror (gen. sororis) "sister." Used familiarly as a term of address since 1430, especially in Cornwall. Your first cousin (also cousin-german) is
the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt; your children and your first cousin's are second cousins to one another; to you, your first cousin's children are first cousin once removed. Phrase kissing cousin is Southern U.S. expression, 1940s, denoting "those close enough to be kissed in salutation;" Kentish cousin (1796) is an old British term for "distant relative."
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