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a man wearing a calpack

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From Ottoman Turkish قلپاق‎ (Turkish kalpak),[1][2], from Proto-Turkic[3] or from Middle Persian kwlʾp̄k' (kulāfak, little cap; calyx), diminutive of kwlʾp̄ (kulāf, cap, bonnet),[4][5] (Persian کلاهک(kolâhak), diminutive of کلاه(kolâh, hat)), or from Common Turkic *kalpak.[6] Doublet of kolpik.


calpack (plural calpacks)

  1. A kind of cap from Turkic countries, with a high crown.



  1. ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Calpack”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume II (C), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697, page 42, column 3.
  2. ^ "calpack." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2008.
  3. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “kalpak”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  4. ^ calpack in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  5. ^ MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “kulāf”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 52
  6. ^ "kalpak." Turkic Etymology. StarLing database server. 2003.