Definitions and meaning of sou
Borrowed from French sou. Doublet of solidus and soldo.
sou (plural sous)
- An old French copper coin equal to one twentieth of a livre or twelve deniers; one sou is to the livre as one shilling is to the pound.
- (dated, slang) Cent; pocket money.
- (dated) A thing of the smallest value; a whit; a jot.
- I do not care a sou for your excuses.
- preterite of sal; would, should
- (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈsɔw/
- Rhymes: -ɔw
From Old Occitan [Term?], from Late Latin soldus, from contraction of Latin solidus. Doublet of sòlid. Compare French sou.
sou m (plural sous)
- salary, wage
- second-person plural present indicative form of ser
- second-person plural imperative form of ser
- “sou” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- Alternative form of so
- Karl James Franklin, Pacific Linguistics (1973, →ISBN, page 130: Polopa so/sou woman, cf. DAR sou female animal but we woman.
- Karl J. Franklin, Comparative Wordlist 1 of the Gulf District and adjacent areas (1975), page 15: Boro, Suri, Tebera sou, Sopese šo
From Old French, inherited from Late Latin soldus, from Latin solidus. Doublet of solide. See also the form sol, which kept the historical spelling from Old French, even if it came to be pronounced like sou.
- IPA(key): /su/
- Homophones: saoul, saouls, soul, soûl, souls, soûls, sous
sou m (plural sous)
- (historical, numismatics) sou (old French coin)
- (by extension, chiefly in the plural, colloquial) money; cash
- (Quebec, Louisiana, colloquial) cent (one hundredth of a dollar)
- “sou” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- about, concerning
From Chinese 書 (MC ɕɨʌ).
- Rōmaji transcription of そう
From Latin sum.
- first-person singular present indicative of sere
- house; home
Akin to Finnish savu.
- IPA(key): /zəʊ/ (basic form)
- IPA(key): /zu/ (reduced)
- Rhymes: -əʊ
- Alternative form of esou
sou (Zhuyin ˙ㄙㄡ)
- Nonstandard spelling of sōu.
- Nonstandard spelling of sǒu.
- Nonstandard spelling of sòu.
- 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.
From Latin suum.
sou (feminine sua, masculine plural sous, feminine plural sues)
- his, her, its, their
- Synonym: son
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈso(w)/
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈsow/
- Rhymes: -ow
- first-person singular (eu) present indicative of ser
From Latin suus.
sou (plural suos, feminine sua, feminine plural suas)
- his, her, hers
From Proto-Southwestern Tai *suːᴬ (“you (plural)”) (whence Thai สู (sǔu), Northern Thai ᩈᩪ, Isan สู, Lao ສູ (sū), Lü ᦉᦴ (ṡuu), Tai Dam ꪎꪴ, Shan သူ (sǔu), Tai Nüa ᥔᥧᥴ (sú), Ahom 𑜏𑜥 (suu)).
- (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /θou˨˦/
- Tone numbers: sou1
- Hyphenation: sou
sou (Sawndip forms 𠈅 or 修 or 收 or 苏 or 唆 or 数 or 𠉑 or 叟 or 傃, old orthography sou)
- you (plural)
- SOTTISHNESS, the state of being sottish.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)