chaplain etymology

English word chaplain comes from Latin cappa ((Late Latin) cape, sleeveless coat.)

Detailed word origin of chaplain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cappa Latin (lat) (Late Latin) cape, sleeveless coat.
cappella Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin, Medieval Latin) chapel. (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin, Medieval Latin) choir.
cappellānus Late Latin (LL)
chapelain Old French (fro) Chaplain.
chaplain English (eng) A member of a religious body (often, but not always, of the clergy) officially assigned to give pastoral care at an institution, group, private chapel, etc.. A person without religious affiliation who carries out similar duties in a secular context.

Words with the same origin as chaplain

Descendants of cappa