In philosophy he was a follower of victor cousin, and through him of Hegel.
His is neither the frozen eclecticism of victor cousin, nor the rigid determinism of Taine.
I shall have more than once to render justice to victor cousin.
Mrs. Vivian was not at first in sight, but Bernard presently perceived her seated under a tree with victor cousin in her hand.
It had already been announced by distinguished mental philosophers, as, for example, M. de Biran and victor cousin.
To have the homage only of the fools, a sort of celestial victor cousin.
victor cousin has devoted four volumes to her, which, though immensely diffuse, give a vivid picture of her time.
In a word, as victor cousin says, “its beauty is in its liberty.”
For even if a man,” says victor cousin, “doubt everything else, at least he cannot doubt that he doubts.
mid-12c., from Old French cosin (12c., Modern French cousin) "nephew, kinsman, cousin," from Latin consobrinus "cousin," originally "mother's sister's son," from com- "together" (see com-) + sobrinus (earlier *sosrinos) "cousin on mother's side," from soror (genitive sororis) "sister."
Italian cugino, Danish kusine, Polish kuzyn also are from French. German vetter is from Old High German fetiro "uncle," perhaps on the notion of "child of uncle." Words for cousin tend to drift to "nephew" on the notion of "father's nephew."
Many IE languages (including Irish, Sanskrit, Slavic, and some of the Germanic tongues) have or had separate words for some or all of the eight possible "cousin" relationships, e.g. Latin, which along with consobrinus had consobrina "mother's sister's daughter," patruelis "father's brother's son," atruelis "mother's brother's son," amitinus "father's sister's son," etc. Old English distinguished fæderan sunu "father's brother's son," modrigan sunu "mother's sister's son," etc.
Used familiarly as a term of address since early 15c., especially in Cornwall. Phrase kissing cousin is Southern U.S. expression, 1940s, apparently denoting "those close enough to be kissed in salutation;" Kentish cousin (1796) is an old British term for "distant relative."