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[nop] /nɒp/
a small knob or similar rounded protuberance, especially for ornament.
Origin of knop
1325-75; Middle English; Old English cnop; cognate with Dutch knop, German Knopf Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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(archaic) a knob, esp an ornamental one
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C14: from Germanic; compare Middle Dutch cnoppe bud, Old High German knopf
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some architectural ornament. (1.) Heb. kaphtor (Ex. 25:31-36), occurring in the description of the candlestick. It was an ornamental swell beneath the cups of the candlestick, probably an imitation of the fruit of the almond. (2.) Heb. peka'im, found only in 1 Kings 6:18 and 7:24, an ornament resembling a small gourd or an egg, on the cedar wainscot in the temple and on the castings on the brim of the brazen sea.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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