Other Word Forms
Origin of coppice
- Old French copeiz copse
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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).