Origin of coppiceMiddle English copis from Old French copeis from coper, colper, to strike: see coup
verbcop·piced, cop·pic·ing, cop·pic·es
Origin of coppiceOld French copeiz ; see copse .
(third-person singular simple present coppices, present participle coppicing, simple past and past participle coppiced)
From Old French copeiz (“a cut-over forest”), from presumed Late Latin *colpaticium (“having the quality of being cut”), from *colpare (“to cut, strike”), from Medieval Latin colpus (“a blow”), from Vulgar Latin colapus, from Latin colaphus (“a cuff, box on the ear”), from Ancient Greek κόλαφος (kolaphos).