From Middle High German schuope, schuoppe, schuppe, from Old High German scuobba, scuopa, from earlier *skōbba. Cognate with Middle Low German schōpe, schōve, schubbe. One of the rare words with a long vowel followed by an original geminate (compare Haken). Different simplifications of this cluster led to the great variety of forms.
Schuppe f (genitive Schuppe, plural Schuppen)
- scale (keratin pieces covering the skin of certain animals)
- piece of dandruff; and in the plural: dandruff
- Schuppe in Duden online