kopje

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From (South African) Dutch kopje, diminutive of kop(head).

Noun[edit]

kopje ‎(plural kopjes)

  1. (South Africa) A small hill or mound (especially on the African veld).
    • 1952, Doris Lessing, Martha Quest, Panther 1974, p. 8:
      Martha looked over a mile or so of bush to a strip of pink ploughed land; […] and then, ridge after ridge, fold after fold, the bush stretched to a line of blue kopjes.
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 72:
      On the koppie behind the village, the unsightly red-and-white skeleton of an FM tower.

References[edit]

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)

Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

kopje ‎(plural kopjes)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of koppie

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kopje n ‎(plural kopjes)

  1. Diminutive of kop
  2. cup

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *kopьje.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kópje n ‎(genitive kópja, nominative plural kópja)

  1. javelin

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