kopje
or koppie noun Etymology: Afrikaans koppie Date: 1848 a small usually rocky hill especially on the African veld

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  • kopje — kop je, koppie kop pie(k[o^]p [i^]) n. [South African D., dim. of kop. See {Kop}.] A hillock; a small kop, especially a small hill rising up from the African veld. [South Africa] [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5] Note: The colloqual Dutch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kopje — (Kop, holländ., »Kopf«), in zusammengesetzten südafrikanischen Ortsbezeichnungen oft vorkommend, bedeutet Bergkuppe, Hügel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • kopje — (n.) small hill in South Africa, from S.African Dutch, dim. of Du. kop hill; head (see KOP (Cf. kop)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • kopje — [käp′ē] n. [Afrik, dim. of kop: see KOP1] South Afr. a small hill; hillock …   English World dictionary

  • Kopje — Un kopje au Zimbabwe Un kopje est un mot d origine afrikaans désignant dans la savane africaine une petite colline sur laquelle se dresse généralement d imposants rochers. Sommaire 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kópje — a s (ọ̄) 1. pri primitivnih ljudstvih tanka lesena palica z zelo ostro kovinsko konico za bojevanje: kopje ga je zadelo v srce; sovražniki so metali kopja iz razdalje dvajset korakov / bojno kopje; pren., pesn. reko je razparalo kopje svetlobe… …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • Kopje — Recorded in a wide variety of spellings including Kop, Kopp, Kopje, Koppe, Koppke, Koppeck, Koppen, Kopf, Kopfen, Kopfer, and Kopmann (Ashkenasic, German and Dutch), Kopec (Polish) and Kopta (Czech), and many others, this is an early European… …   Surnames reference

  • kopje — noun a small hill rising up from the African veld • Syn: ↑koppie • Regions: ↑South Africa, ↑Republic of South Africa • Hypernyms: ↑knoll, ↑mound, ↑hillock, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • kopje — /kop ee/, n. (in South Africa) a small hill. Also, koppie. [1880 85; < Afrik, equiv. to kop KOP + je dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • kopje — noun A small hill or mound (especially on the African veld) …   Wiktionary

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