cappuccio

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian cappuccio.

Noun[edit]

cappuccio (plural cappuccios or cappucci)

  1. A hood, especially of a cloak; a capuche.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.12:
      Next after him went Doubt, who was yclad / In a discolour'd cote of straunge disguyse, / That at his backe a brode Capuccio had, / And sleeves dependaunt Albanesè-wyse […].
    • 1988, Christiansen, Kanter & Strehlke (Eds.), Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420-1500, p. 171:
      Instead of a cappuccio, he wears a hat.
    • 1991, James North, A History of the Church, p. 388:
      Within the Franciscans, a reformist group split off from the order in 1529 to restore the rigor of the original Rule of St. Francis, even to the point of emulating his four-cornered hood, called a cappuccio.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

cappa (coat, hood) +‎ -uccio

Noun[edit]

cappuccio m (plural cappucci)

  1. hood
  2. cowl (of a monk)
  3. top (of a pen or biro)
  4. (informal) cappuccino

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