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noun (1)

plural -s
: a coin with a square or lozenge-shaped flan
17th century 3-thaler klippes
a 16th century Swedish klippe ore


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noun (2)

variants or klip
plural klippen
or klips
: an outlying isolated remnant of an overthrust rock mass owing its isolation to erosion : outlier

Word History


Noun (1)

German, from Swedish klippa to cut, shear, clip, from Old Norse

Noun (2)

German klippe cliff, crag, rock near the sea, from Middle High German, from Middle Low German; akin to Old English clif cliff

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“Klippe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klippe. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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