Capitol

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See also: capitol and capítol

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English capitolie, capitole; formed from Middle French capitole (from Old French capitoile, chapitoile and Anglo-Norman capitolie, capitole, from Latin Capitōlium. Ultimately probably from caput "head".[1] As a French town hall, via French Capitole.

Proper noun[edit]

Capitol

  1. (historical) The temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome.
  2. Any particular capitol building, particularly:
    1. The building in Washington, D.C., in which both houses of the Congress of the United States meet.
    2. The town hall of Toulouse, France.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Capitol, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

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