cop etymology

English word cop comes from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz, English copy, Late Latin cuppa, Latin cuppa (Axle. Bar of an oil press. Barrel, cask. Drinking vessel.), Proto-Germanic *kaupōną (To buy; trade.), Spanish Cyprus, Ancient Greek (to 1453) κυπάρισσος, Portuguese Cyprus

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Detailed word origin of cop

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kuppaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Crown (of the head); harnpan; skull; head. Knoll; hilltop; summit. Round object; orb. Vessel; container; bowl.
copy English (eng) (genetics) The result of gene or chromosomal duplication.. (journalism) A gender-neutral abbreviation for copy boy.. (journalism) The text that is to be typeset.. (marketing, advertising) The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.. (obsolete) An abundance or plenty of anything.. (obsolete) That which is to be imitated, [...]
cuppa Late Latin (LL)
cuppa Latin (lat) Axle. Bar of an oil press. Barrel, cask. Drinking vessel.
*kaupōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To buy; trade.
Cyprus Spanish (spa)
κυπάρισσος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
Cyprus Portuguese (por)
copp Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Cup; vessel Top; summit.
copp Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Top; summit.
copp Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Cup; vessel.
kāpia Old Frisian (ofs)
cuppe Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) A small drinking vessel; cup.
kapen Dutch (nld) To hijack, to (illegally) seize control of something - especially vehicles - by force.
Κύπρος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
cuprum Latin (lat) Copper (the metal).
cuppe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
*coppe Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
cop English (eng) (slang, law enforcement) A police officer or prison guard. (obsolete) A spider. (architecture, military) A merlon.. (crafts) The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine.. (obsolete) The crown (of the head); also the head itself. [14th-15th c.]. (obsolete) The top, summit, especially of a hill.. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound. (intransitive, usually with "to", [...]
copper English (eng) To sheathe or coat with copper. (slang, law enforcement) A police officer. (UK, archaic) A large pot, often used for heating water or washing clothes over a fire. In Australasia at least, it could also be a fixed installation made of copper, with a fire underneath and its own chimney. Generally made redundant by the advent of the washing machine.. (countable) A copper coin.. (countable) [...]

Words with the same origin as cop

Descendants of *kuppaz
copper cup cupcake flashing
Descendants of cuppa
Descendants of *kaupōną
chap chapman chaps cheap chop
Descendants of Cyprus