noun (in South Africa)

a hill.

Origin of kop

1825–35; < Afrikaans: literally, head, hence high or top part. See cop3


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a prominent isolated hill or mountain in southern AfricaSee inselberg

Word Origin for kop

from Afrikaans: head, hence high part; compare German Kopf head; see cop ²
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Word Origin and History for kop

"hill," 1835, from Afrikaans, from Dutch kop "head," from the Germanic form of the root of English cup (cf. German Kopf "head").

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