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Etymology of coup

Posted by Johannes on 14 April 2020

Origin of the word “coup”

The word coup comes from the French coup, from Medieval Latin colpus, from Vulgar Latin colapus, from Latin colaphus “a cuff, box on the ear,” from the Greek colaphos (punch, slap; Gr: κόλαφος).


In modern Greek: 

a) colaphos: punch, slap [Gr: κόλαφος]


OED

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