- Kopp (colloquial; northern and central Germany)
From Middle High German kopf (“drinking vessel”), probably from Late Latin cuppa, probably a form of Latin cūpa (“tub”) from Proto-Indo-European *keup- (“a hollow”). Cognate with English cup. Compare English noggin, and mug. French tête. Alternatively it is derived from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz (“vault, round vessel, head”), whilst influenced by the aforesaid Latin word, and if so then related to obsolete English cop (“the crown (of the head); the head”)
- IPA(key): /kɔp͡f/, [kɔp͡f], [kɔp͡ɸ]
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Kopf m (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)
Er ist ein heller Kopf.
- He's a bright fellow.
- (literally, “He is a bright head.”)
- (linguistics) head
- (numismatics) heads (side of a coin)