Complete Definition of "kudos"

English

Etymology
From Gr. κÏδοÏ, "praise" or "renown".

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ËkjuËdÉs/
(General American|US) IPA|/ËkuËdÉs/

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. praise; accolades.

#:The talented, young playwright received kudos for his new drama.

Translations
trans-top|praise, accolades
Finnish: maine, kunnia
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Usage notes
Although it ends in an -s and may fool people into thinking this is a plural noun, kudos actually comes from a Greek singular noun, and in English it is used as a singular noun as well. A singular form "kudo" with plural "kudos" has been used, with the singular word meaning "a statement of praise," but this usage has been discouraged.
:Kudos is given if you avoid making the mistake of using a plural verb with this word.


Finnish

Etymology
Derived from the verb kutoa "to knit, weave".

Noun
fi-noun|kudo|type=seos

  1. (Woven or textile) fabric
  2. (Cell) tissue

Derived terms
kudoksensiirto
kudosvaurio

Related terms
kudonnainen
kudonta
kutoa

Compounds
ihonalaiskudos

Category:Greek derivations

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