Sunday, March 16, 2014

Does Copt Derive from the Greek κόπτω?

This is related to my last post. Τhe word chop (to cut) apparently comes from the old French coper (to cut, cut off), which, most probably, is derived from the Greek verb copto (to cut; Gr: κόπτω). In modern Greek (Romeika): a) copto or covo: to cut [Gr.: κόπτω or κόβω]

Email with comments or questions.

Stephan Huller's Observations by Stephan Huller
is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.