Klippe

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German klippe, borrowed from Middle Low German klippe. Cognate with Dutch klip. Further origin unsettled, but very probably related with Kliff, English cliff.

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Klippe f ‎(genitive Klippe, plural Klippen)

  1. rock that is partly covered by (sea) water
  2. cliff (steep rock face)
  3. (in particular) steep coast

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  • The use of Klippe as a synonym of Kliff ‎(cliff) may not be technically correct, but is quite common.

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