The longer you look at them…
… the funnier they seem. Semantically, they have little in common. Here is a hopefully exhaustive list of German words ending in -opf. Try pronouncing them all and see how weird they suddenly sound. It gets a little tricky after a while!
- Knopf – a button
- Zopf – a braid
- Pfropf (gotta love this one!) – a clot or stopper
- Kopf – a head
- Topf – a pot
- Schopf – a tuft
- Tropf – a drip (in the medical sense).
Oh and of course they have a few corresponding verbs
- knöpfen – to button something up
- schöpfen – to source
- köpfen – to behead
- tropfen – to drip
That should be all – unless our talented readers can think of any more? 🙂