capon

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See also: Capon, capón, and ĉapon

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman capon, from Old Northern French capon (Old French chapon) and Old English capūn, both from Latin capo, caponem, literally "to cut off," from Proto-Indo-European *kop-(to strike, to beat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

capon ‎(plural capons)

  1. A cockerel which has been gelded and fattened for the table.

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Verb[edit]

capon ‎(third-person singular simple present capons, present participle caponing, simple past and past participle caponed)

  1. (transitive) To castrate; to make a capon of.

Venetian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

capon m (plural caponi) or capon m (plural capuni)

  1. capon

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