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(ˈkɒpɪ) or


(Physical Geography) a small isolated hill
[C19: from Afrikaans koppie, from Dutch kopje, literally: a little head, from kop head; see kop]


or kop•pie

(ˈkɒp i)

n., pl. kop•jes or kop•pies.
(in South Africa) a small hill.
[1880–85; < Afrikaans]
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Noun1.kopje - a small hill rising up from the African veldkopje - a small hill rising up from the African veld
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll, mound - a small natural hill


noun (S. African) hill, down (archaic), fell, mount, height, mound, prominence, elevation, eminence, hilltop, tor, knoll, hillock, brae (Scot.) the rocky kopjes, small hills rising like islands
References in classic literature ?
How in that ruin she blocked out a Royal Cell of sound wax, but disguised by rubbish till it looked like a kopje among deserted kopjes.
The boulder-strewn plain between the valley's edge and the mighty granite kopje, outside the city's walls, where lay the entrance to the passage-way leading to the treasure vault, gave the Belgian ample cover as he followed Tarzan toward Opar.
He found the narrow cleft leading downward into the heart of the kopje along well-worn, granite steps.
Satisfied, Tarzan turned and retraced his steps toward the summit of the kopje.
In the meantime he would carry as much of the precious metal to the summit of the kopje as he could.
Six trips he made in the five hours before Basuli reached the kopje, and at the end of that time he had transported forty-eight ingots to the edge of the great boulder, carrying upon each trip a load which might well have staggered two ordinary men, yet his giant frame showed no evidence of fatigue, as he helped to raise his ebon warriors to the hill top with the rope that had been brought for the purpose.
Like a cat he scaled the precipitous sides of the frowning granite KOPJE.
The acquisition sees the six Cheli & Peacock properties, namely, Elsa's Kopje, Elephant Pepper Camp, Joy's Camp, Tortillis Camp, Kitich Camp and Lewa Safari Camp, merge under the banner of the Elewana Collection to form a comprehensive circuit of 14 properties spanning the highlights of Northern Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar.
The latter described the ceramics from their excavations as an undifferentiated mixture of Toutswe and Leopard s Kopje traditions associated with radiocarbon dates that suggested that "the entire site, apart from the prominent wall, was occupied simultaneously between c.
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What could be more romantic than candle-lit dinners in the bush, sundowners on a kopje overlooking the wilderness, floating in an infinity pool while watching wild animals drink at a watering hole or sitting round a campfire under the stars?