Kopp

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Low German and Central German form of standard Upper German Kopf (compare Middle Low German kop). Adopted from the dialects into colloquial standard German.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔp/, [kɔp]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kopp m (genitive Kopps, plural Köppe)

  1. (colloquial, regional, northern and central Germany) Alternative form of Kopf (head)
    Der hat 'n Kopp wie 'n Ochse.
    He has a head like an ox.
  2. (colloquial, regional, northern and central Germany) used to make all kinds of humorous, somewhat negative words for people
    Suffkopp – drunkard
    Quatschkopp – excessive talker, braggart
    Kindskopp – childish person

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kopf, from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz. Cognate with German Kopf, Luxembourgish Kapp.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kopp m (plural Kepp, diminutive Keppche)

  1. head
    Mein Kopp dud weh.
    My head hurts.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *kuppa, northern variant of kupha. Cognate with German Kuppe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kopp f (plural Koppen, diminutive Këppchen)

  1. peak, summit, hilltop
  2. head

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Kopf, Dutch kop.

Noun[edit]

Kopp m (plural Kepp)

  1. head

Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kopp m (plural Kjap)

  1. head

Volga German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to Kopf.

Noun[edit]

Kopp

  1. head (part of the body which is above the neck)

References[edit]

  • Fred C. Koch, The Volga Germans: In Russia and the Americas, from 1763 to the Present
  • Erika Obodchouk (born Hummel), Die klinge hell, in Die Geschichte der Wolgadeutschen