caper etymology

French word caper comes from Late Latin cappa, and later Middle English cappe (Cap; hat (covering for the head).)

Detailed word origin of caper

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cappa Late Latin (LL)
cæppe Old English (ang)
cappe Middle English (enm) Cap; hat (covering for the head).
cap English (eng) (colloquial) A recording or screenshot. (electronics) capacitor (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 [...]
caper French (fra) (finance) to cap (set a limit to). (sports) to cap (award a player a cap for playing for their national team).

Words with the same origin as caper

Descendants of cappa
cape capuche chape chapeau