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]

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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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)

  1. peak, summit, hilltop
  2. 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