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kopje

or kop·pie

[kop-ee]
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noun (in South Africa)
  1. a small hill.
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Origin of kopje

1880–85; < Afrikaans, equivalent to kop kop + -je diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for kopje

Historical Examples

  • I will send Simba with you to show you the water-hole in the kopje.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • Far enough, for the kopje was only just visible against the sky.

    Diamond Dyke

    George Manville Fenn

  • And he asked it, because he was leaning there beside her, alone on the kopje top.

    The Rhodesian

    Gertrude Page

  • Not to be too long-winded, we carried ridge after ridge of kopje for several miles.

  • So I will desist for the present, and resume this to-morrow on the top of a kopje.


British Dictionary definitions for kopje

kopje

koppie

noun
  1. a small isolated hill
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Word Origin

C19: from Afrikaans koppie, from Dutch kopje, literally: a little head, from kop head; see kop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for kopje

n.

small hill in South Africa, from S.African Dutch, diminutive of Dutch kop "hill; head" (see kop).

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