cap etymology

English word cap comes from Late Latin cappa, and later Middle English (1100-1500) cappe (Cap; hat (covering for the head).)

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Detailed word origin of cap

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cappa Late Latin (LL)
cæppe Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
cappe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) Cap; hat (covering for the head).
cap English (eng) (architecture) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts.. (geometry) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.. (nautical) A collar of iron or wood used in joining spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the end of a rope.. (obsolete) A respectful uncovering of the head.. (obsolete) The top, or uppermost part; the [...]

Words with the same origin as cap

Descendants of cappa
cape cappie nightcap