(Received Pronunciation|UK) enPR|kÅg, IPA|/kÉÉ¡/, SAMPA|/kQg/
(General American|US) enPR|kÅg, IPA|/kÉÉ¡/, SAMPA|/kAg/
Middle English cogge or kogge (14th century), Old French cogue or coque, Middle Low German kogge, Middle Dutch cogghe, Middle High German kocke, German kock (15th century).
- historical A ship of burden, or war with a round, bulky hull.
Middle English cogge; confer Swedish kugge and Norwegian kug of same sense. Nonetheless, the exact relation between the English and the Scandinavian words can't be determined. The meaning of "cog" in carpentry derives from association with a tooth on a cogwheel.
- A tooth on a gear
- A gear; a cogwheel
- A unimportant individual in a greater system.
#*1976, Norman Denny (English translation), w:Victor Hugo|Victor Hugo (original French), w:Les MisÃ©rables|Les MisÃ©rables
#*:âThere are twenty-five of us, but they donât reckon Iâm worth anything. Iâm just a cog in the machine.â
#*1988, w:David Mamet|David Mamet, w:Speed-the-Plow|Speed-the-Plow
#*:Your boss tells you âtake initiative,â you best guess rightâand you do, then you get no credit. Day-in, ... smiling, smiling, just a cog.
- (carpentry) a projection or tenon at the end of a beam designed to fit into a matching opening of another piece of wood to form a joint
trans-top|a tooth on a gear
German: Zahn m
trans-top|a gear; a cogwheel
German: Zahnrad n
trans-top|an unimportant individual
trans-top|carpentry: a projection or tenon
Uncertain origin. Both verb and noun appear first in 1532.
- an act of cogging
- to cheat at dice
- to cheat; to play or gamble fraudulently
- A spelling variant of the noun cogue.
Category:English words with multiple etymologies
cog (present participle a' cogadh, simple past chog, past participle air chogadh)
- to fight, to war
Category:Scottish Gaelic verbs