See also: Kop, kóp, köp, and kʼop

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Afrikaans kop, from Dutch kop, from Middle Dutch cop.

NounEdit

kop (plural kops)

  1. (South Africa) A hill or mountain.
    • 2012, William Manchester, Paul Reid, The Last Lion Box Set: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1965, Little, Brown (→ISBN):
      [] a zigzag line of Lee-Enfield flashes, and a charge which took the kop at a cost of ten casualties. The victors held the key to the Ladysmith lock.
    • 2014, Colin D. Heaton, Four-War Boer: The Century and Life of Pieter Arnoldus Krueler, Casemate (→ISBN):
      Within three hours, we took the kop. The dead and wounded were everywhere.
      The Boers had taken the kop, collected their prisoners and had suffered very few casualties. However, they did not have the strength to hold the prisoners []
    • 2019, Christiaan Rudolf De Wet, Three Years' War, Good Press:
      A party of burghers, under Commandant Nel, of Kroonstad, were ordered to station themselves on a kop with a flat top, called Swartbooiskop, an hour and a half to the south of Nicholson's Nek.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kop, from Middle Dutch cop, probably from Late Latin cuppa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kop (plural koppe, diminutive koppie)

  1. head
  2. mountain, summit, peak

DescendantsEdit

  • English: kop

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From kopat, kopnout.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkop]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kop

NounEdit

kop m inan

  1. kick

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kop in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • kop in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse koppr, from Middle Low German kop.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kop c (singular definite koppen, plural indefinite kopper)

  1. A cup; A concave vessel for holding liquid, generally adorned with either a handle or a stem (confer goblet, glass.)
    ... kop.
    Pour the wine into the cup.

InflectionEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch cop, probably from Late Latin cuppa.

NounEdit

kop m (plural koppen, diminutive kopje n)

  1. cup (for drinking)
    Nog een kopje thee?
    (Do you want) another cup of tea?
    Synonyms: mok, tas
  2. (for animals, colloquial and derogatory for humans) head
    Buldogs hebben een angstaanjagende kop.
    Bulldogs have a scary head.
    Hou je kop!
    Shut your hole!
    Synonym: hoofd
  3. (colloquial, by extension) a (male) human
    Wat een kwaaie kop!
    What an angry guy!
  4. head of a nail, pin etc.
    Je slaat de spijker op de kop.
    You hit the nail on the head.
  5. front, lead, e.g. in a race; charge, control.
    De underdog ligt op kop.
    The underdog is in the lead.
  6. heading (of a text), headline
  7. heads (side of a coin)
    Synonym: kruis
    Antonym: munt
  8. pegbox (part of a stringed instrument that holds the tuning pegs)
  9. one head's height
    Hij is een kop groter dan ik.
    He is a head taller than me.
Usage notesEdit

It is considered impolite to refer to someone's head with kop. That word normally only refers to the head of animals, although for horses, which are considered noble animals, hoofd is generally used.

Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: kop
  • Indonesian: kop

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

kop

  1. first-person singular present indicative of koppen
  2. imperative of koppen

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kop, from Middle Dutch cop, probably from Late Latin cuppa. Cognate to Afrikaans kop.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kop/, [ˈkɔp̚]
  • Hyphenation: kop

NounEdit

kop

  1. heading (of a text), headline
  2. handset
  3. head
    Synonym: kepala
  4. cup

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kop m inan or m anim

  1. (colloquial) kick (hit or strike with the leg or foot)
    Synonyms: kopniak, kopnięcie

DeclensionEdit

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NounEdit

kop

  1. genitive plural of kopa
    Synonym: kóp

VerbEdit

kop

  1. second-person singular imperative of kopać

Further readingEdit

  • kop in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • kop in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from kopati.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kọ̑p m inan

  1. hoe (tool)

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further readingEdit

  • kop”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Finnish kuoppa.

NounEdit

kop

  1. pit

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Compare Dutch kop, German Kopf.

NounEdit

kop c (plural koppen, diminutive kopke)

  1. cup
  2. head
    Synonym: holle

Further readingEdit

  • kop (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011
  • kop (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kópr (one who stares.)

NounEdit

kop m

  1. Rogue; gaping, rude, untidy or unpleasant person.

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