Koumiss definition

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A fermented drink made from mare's milk, common among peoples of the Central Asian steppes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
koumiss
Plural:
koumisses

Origin of koumiss

  • Via French koumis, German Kumiss, from Russian кумыс (kumýs), borrowed from a Turkic source. Compare Tatar кымыз (kımız), Kazakh қымыз (qımız), Kyrgyz кымыз (kımız), Turkish kımız, Azeri qımız.

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