- Kopp (colloquial; northern and central Germany)
From Middle High German kopf (“drinking vessel”), from Old High German kopf, chopf, kupf (“mug, bowl, head”), from Proto-West Germanic *kopp, from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz (“round object, bowl, crown of the head”), from Proto-Indo-European *gew- (“to turn, bend, arch, curve”).
Cognate with German Low German Kopp (“head”), Dutch kop (“head”), Saterland Frisian Kop (“head”), English cop (“the crown (of the head); the head”).
Alternatively, from or influenced by Late Latin cuppa, probably a form of Latin cūpa (“tub”) from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (“a hollow”), related to English cup, although the form and gender make this derivation less likely.
- IPA(key): /kɔpf/, [kɔp͡f], [kɔp͡ɸ]
Kopf m (strong, 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)
Declension of Kopf [masculine, strong]