sou


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sou

 (so͞o)
n.
One of several coins formerly used in France, worth a small amount.

[French, from Old French sol, from Late Latin solidus, solidus; see solidus.]

sou

(suː)
n
1. (Historical Terms) a former French coin of low denomination
2. (Banking & Finance) a very small amount of money: I haven't a sou to my name.
[C19: from French, from Old French sol, from Latin: solidus]

sou


(so̅o̅),
n., pl. sous.
1. (formerly) either of two bronze coins of France, equal to five centimes and ten centimes.
2. sol 2 .
[1810–20; < French; Old French sol sol2]

sou.

1. south.
2. southern.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sou - a former French coin of low denominationsou - a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money; "he hasn't a sou to his name"
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
Translations

sou

n (inf) I haven’t a souich habe keinen Cent
References in classic literature ?
sou = a small coin (5 centimes)--20 sous equal one franc}
This was the secret of my purchase, and the true reason why this lovely girl had literally expended her last sou in making it.
Here long ago the girls of Sou, the darlings of the King, Dabbled their shining skirts with dew from the gracious blooms of Spring.
Well, then, send away the Abbe Fouquet; I have not a sou.
The purchaser refused to give eighteen sous for it, saying that he could not afford eighteen sous for the skin of a fowl from which M.
She is dangerous to beauty, when beauty hasn't the sou.
Nevertheless, he never borrowed a sou of his companions, although his purse was ever at their service; and when he had played upon honor, he always awakened his creditor by six o'clock the next morning to pay the debt of the preceding evening.
My cousin doesn't give me a sou of the money; but I make bold, nevertheless, to say that my trouble is remunerated.
Ah, let us sing in French, 'Cinq sous,' I have taught it you, I have taught it you.
In our part of the world you would simply have to wear your life out before you would make ten sous a day.
than those which your April greensward gives your cows to browse upon; while I, a poet, am hooted, and shiver, and owe twelve sous, and the soles of my shoes are so transparent, that they might serve as glasses for your lantern
Si vous envisagez la question sous ce point de vue,"* he began, pronouncing French with evident difficulty, and speaking even slower than in Russian but quite calmly.