- Kopp (colloquial; northern and central Germany)
From Middle High German kopf (“drinking vessel”), from Old High German kopf, chopf, kupf (“mug, bowl, head”), of uncertain origin. Possibly from Late Latin cuppa, probably a form of Latin cūpa (“tub”) from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (“a hollow”); related to English cup. Compare English noggin, and mug. French tête. Alternatively it is inherited from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz (“round object, bowl, crown of the head”), whilst influenced by the aforesaid Latin word, and if so then related to obsolete English cop (“the crown (of the head); the head”)
- IPA(key): /kɔpf/, [kɔp͡f], [kɔp͡ɸ]
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Kopf m (genitive Kopfes or Kopfs, plural Köpfe)
- (anatomy) head
Er fiel die Treppe hinunter, als sie ihm ein Buch an den Kopf warf.
- He fell down the stairs when she threw a book at his head.
- crown, top
- heading, title
- person; individual; fellow (referring to one's intellect or mentality)
Er ist ein heller Kopf.
- He's a bright fellow.
- (literally, “He is a bright head.”)
- (linguistics) head
- (numismatics) heads (side of a coin)