- kudos (n.) "fame, renown," 1799, probably originally in university slang, from Gk. kydos "glory, fame," especially in battle, lit. "that which is heard of" (see CAVEAT (Cf. caveat)). A singular noun in Greek, but the final -s often is mistaken as a plural suffix in English, leading to the barbarous back-formation kudo (attested by 1936).
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Kudos — (pronEng|ˈkjuːdɒs, often IPA|/ˈkuːdoʊz/), from the Greek κῦδος (not to be confused with κύδος taunt ), kydos , (literally that which is heard of ) means fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement. Extending kudos to another individual… … Wikipedia
Kudos — Kudos, du grec κύδος, kydos ( ce dont on a entendu parler ). Le mot grec signifie la gloire et le renom qui découlent d une action réussie. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Kudos », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel)… … Wikipédia en Français
KÚDOS — s.n. pl. 1. Laudă, faimă și renume dobândite de către un individ în urma unei realizări, în special în domeniul academic (A câştigat kudos pentru munca sa la universitate). 2. (interj.) Exclamaţie prin care cineva primește kudos (Kudos!) [ <… … Dicționar Român
KUDOS — is a program used mostly in schools for young people deciding on their career choices and what qualifications they may need to get reach careers. It is designed primarily for use in the United Kingdom, and is used by public and government… … Wikipedia
kudos — ► NOUN ▪ praise and honour. USAGE Despite appearances, kudos is not a plural form: there is no singular form kudo, and use as a plural, as in he received many kudos for his work , is incorrect. ORIGIN Greek … English terms dictionary
Kudos — Ku dos, v. t. To praise; to extol; to glorify. Kudos d egregiously. [R.] Southey. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
kudos — meaning ‘glory, renown’ (usually in connection with a particular event or achievement), is a (19c) singular noun derived from a Greek noun with the same meaning. Its occasional use in the 20c as if it were plural, with even a singular back… … Modern English usage
Kudos — Ku dos (k[=u] d[o^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ky^dos glory.] Glory; fame; renown; praise. W. H. Russel. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
kudos — [n] praise, acclaim applause, credit, distinction, eminence, esteem, fame, flattery, glory, honor, illustriousness, laudation, notability, pat on the back*, plaudits, plum*, PR*, preeminence, prestige, prominence, puff*, pumping up*, raves*,… … New thesaurus
kudos — [kyo͞o′däs΄, ko͞o′däs΄; kyo͞o′dōs΄, ko͞o′dōs΄] n. [Gr kydos, glory, fame < IE * kud < base * keu , to pay attention to, HEAR] credit or praise for an achievement; glory; fame: sometimes wrongly taken as a plural ( pron. dōz) of an assumed… … English World dictionary