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EtymologyEdit

From Old French coper, colper (to cut off), probably, derived from cop (blow), colp (modern coup), with its meaning coming from the idea of cutting off with a blow. It may correspond to a Vulgar Latin verb *colpāre, syncopated form of *colaphāre, from Latin colaphus (compare Old Spanish golpar, colpar, Old Portuguese golpar, golbar). Alternatively, possibly from Vulgar Latin *cuppāre (to behead), from Latin caput (head), although this is unlikely.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ku.pe/
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VerbEdit

couper

  1. to cut, cut up, to chop
  2. to cut off, to keep out
  3. to dilute (with water)
  4. (reflexive, se couper, of leather) to crack

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