noun (1)
klip·​pe | \ ˈklipə \
plural -s

Definition of klippe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


noun (2)
\ " \
variants: or klip \ ˈklip \
plural klippen\ -​pən \ or klips

Definition of klippe (Entry 2 of 2)

: an outlying isolated remnant of an overthrust rock mass owing its isolation to erosion : outlier

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History and Etymology for klippe

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 Oct. 2020.

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