cappuccino

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*káput
A cappuccino (sense 1).

Borrowed from Italian cappuccino (cappuccino (coffee drink)), from Viennese German Kapuziner (Capuchin (member of an order of Roman Catholic friars)) (due to the similarity of the dark brown colour of the beverage to that of the monastic habit;[1] compare Franziskaner (Franciscan), a contemporary coffee drink with more milk and hence a lighter colour, similar to Franciscan monks’ light brown habits),[2] and café noisette. Kapuziner was in turn borrowed from Italian cappuccino (Capuchin),[3] from Italian cappuccio (cowl, hood) (from the hoods of Capuchin monks’ habits) + -ino (diminutive suffix); and cappuccio from cappa (cowl, hood; cape, cloak; sleeveless coat) (from Late Latin cappa (cape; sleeveless coat); further etymology uncertain, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *káput (head)) + -uccio (diminutive suffix). Doublet of Capuchin.

The plural form cappuccini is derived from Italian cappuccini.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cappuccino (countable and uncountable, plural cappuccinos or (less common) cappuccini)

  1. (uncountable) An Italian coffee-based beverage made from espresso to which milk that has been steamed and/or frothed is added; (countable) a cup of this beverage.
    • 1904, K[arl] Baedeker, Italy: Handbook for Travellers, 14th edition, 2nd part (Central Italy and Rome), Leipzig: Karl Baedeker; London: Dulau and Co., [], →OCLC, page xxi:
      Caffè latte (served only in the morning) is coffee mixed with milk; cappuccino, or small cup, cheaper; []
    • 1962, Carlo Cassola, Marguerite Waldman, transl., Bébo’s Girl, London: Collins, →OCLC, page 50:
      “What will you have? A cappuccino? Two cappuccini,” []
    • 1986, Jackie Collins, chapter 41, in Hollywood Husbands, New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 189:
      The waiter kissed his fingertips. “We have the best ice cream,” he announced. “Made on the premises. We have vanilla, cherry, rum, banana, strawberry—” / Jack stopped him. “You’ve hooked me,” he said. “Bring a dish of banana.” / “With hot chocolate sauce?” / “The works.” / “Nuts?” / “Everything!” / “And two cappuccini?” / “I think I’ll live dangerously and have a plain coffee with Amaretto on the side,” Jade said.
    • 2016, Camilla Trinchieri, chapter 6, in Seeking Alice [], Albany, N.Y.: Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, →ISBN, page 126:
      Cesare brought over three cappuccini.
  2. (countable, uncountable, proscribed) Any of various similar drinks.
    • 1948, Robert O’Brien, “Old Town”, in This is San Francisco, New York, N.Y.; Toronto, Ont.: McGraw-Hill Book Company, →OCLC, page 84:
      In fact, a step from the corner of Grant Avenue and Broadway is a café called “La Tosca.” Scenes from the opera are painted on the walls; [Enrico] Caruso sings from the juke box, and you drink a cappuccino, gray, like the robe of a capuchin monk, and made of chocolate that is laced with brandy or rum, and heated by steam forced through coffee.
      The color of the monks’ robes was misidentified as gray rather than dark brown.
  3. (uncountable, also attributively) A medium- to dark-brown colour like that of the coffee drink (sense 1) or the habit of a Capuchin monk.
    cappuccino:  
    • 1928 September 29, “Tuttle & Clark [advertisement]”, in The Detroit Free Press, volume 94, number 2, Detroit, Mich.: Detroit Free Press, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 15, columns 1–2:
      This Morning We Present The "Times Square"—a hat for gentlemen who appreciate the importance of correct attire. [] English Grey or Cappuccino Brown

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Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “cappuccio” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Robert W. Thurston; Jonathan Morris; Shawn Steiman (2013), “The Espresso Menu”, in Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, pages 269–270.
  3. ^ Compare “cappuccino, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2021; “cappuccino, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
  4. ^ K[arl] Baedeker (1904) Italy: Handbook for Travellers, 14th edition, Leipzig: Karl Baedeker; London: Dulau and Co., [], →OCLC, page xxi: “Caffè latte (served only in the morning) is coffee mixed with milk; cappuccino, or small cup, cheaper; []
  5. 5.0 5.1 Alfredo Panzini (1905) Dizionario moderno: Supplemento ai dizionari italiani, Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, →OCLC.
  6. ^ Alfredo Panzini (1931) Dizionario moderno: Supplemento ai dizionari italiani, 6th edition, Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, →OCLC.
  7. ^ “The Vocabularist: How did cappuccino get its name?”, in Magazine Monitor, BBC News Online[1], 1 September 2015, archived from the original on 2015-09-01:
    The first coffee shops in Vienna appeared about this time, but the term Kapuziner for coffee was not recorded till later. One example is a recipe for "Capuzinerkaffee" by the German "Wilhelm Tissot", published in 1790. The coffee is boiled, then mixed with cream, sugar and spices and boiled again before being poured over egg whites and yolks and whisked.

Further reading[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian cappuccino.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑ.puˈtʃi.noː/, (less common) /ˌkɑ.pyˈtʃi.noː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cap‧puc‧ci‧no

Noun[edit]

cappuccino m (plural cappuccino's, diminutive cappuccinootje n)

  1. cappuccino

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian cappuccino.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑputʃi(ː)no/, [ˈkɑ̝put̪ˌʃi(ː)no̞]
  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑputsi(ː)no/, [ˈkɑ̝putˌs̠i(ː)no̞]

Noun[edit]

cappuccino

  1. cappuccino (beverage and serving)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of cappuccino (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative cappuccino cappuccinot
genitive cappuccinon cappuccinojen
partitive cappuccinoa cappuccinoja
illative cappuccinoon cappuccinoihin
singular plural
nominative cappuccino cappuccinot
accusative nom. cappuccino cappuccinot
gen. cappuccinon
genitive cappuccinon cappuccinojen
partitive cappuccinoa cappuccinoja
inessive cappuccinossa cappuccinoissa
elative cappuccinosta cappuccinoista
illative cappuccinoon cappuccinoihin
adessive cappuccinolla cappuccinoilla
ablative cappuccinolta cappuccinoilta
allative cappuccinolle cappuccinoille
essive cappuccinona cappuccinoina
translative cappuccinoksi cappuccinoiksi
instructive cappuccinoin
abessive cappuccinotta cappuccinoitta
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of cappuccino (type valo)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative cappuccinoni cappuccinoni
accusative nom. cappuccinoni cappuccinoni
gen. cappuccinoni
genitive cappuccinoni cappuccinojeni
partitive cappuccinoani cappuccinojani
inessive cappuccinossani cappuccinoissani
elative cappuccinostani cappuccinoistani
illative cappuccinooni cappuccinoihini
adessive cappuccinollani cappuccinoillani
ablative cappuccinoltani cappuccinoiltani
allative cappuccinolleni cappuccinoilleni
essive cappuccinonani cappuccinoinani
translative cappuccinokseni cappuccinoikseni
instructive
abessive cappuccinottani cappuccinoittani
comitative cappuccinoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative cappuccinosi cappuccinosi
accusative nom. cappuccinosi cappuccinosi
gen. cappuccinosi
genitive cappuccinosi cappuccinojesi
partitive cappuccinoasi cappuccinojasi
inessive cappuccinossasi cappuccinoissasi
elative cappuccinostasi cappuccinoistasi
illative cappuccinoosi cappuccinoihisi
adessive cappuccinollasi cappuccinoillasi
ablative cappuccinoltasi cappuccinoiltasi
allative cappuccinollesi cappuccinoillesi
essive cappuccinonasi cappuccinoinasi
translative cappuccinoksesi cappuccinoiksesi
instructive
abessive cappuccinottasi cappuccinoittasi
comitative cappuccinoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative cappuccinomme cappuccinomme
accusative nom. cappuccinomme cappuccinomme
gen. cappuccinomme
genitive cappuccinomme cappuccinojemme
partitive cappuccinoamme cappuccinojamme
inessive cappuccinossamme cappuccinoissamme
elative cappuccinostamme cappuccinoistamme
illative cappuccinoomme cappuccinoihimme
adessive cappuccinollamme cappuccinoillamme
ablative cappuccinoltamme cappuccinoiltamme
allative cappuccinollemme cappuccinoillemme
essive cappuccinonamme cappuccinoinamme
translative cappuccinoksemme cappuccinoiksemme
instructive
abessive cappuccinottamme cappuccinoittamme
comitative cappuccinoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative cappuccinonne cappuccinonne
accusative nom. cappuccinonne cappuccinonne
gen. cappuccinonne
genitive cappuccinonne cappuccinojenne
partitive cappuccinoanne cappuccinojanne
inessive cappuccinossanne cappuccinoissanne
elative cappuccinostanne cappuccinoistanne
illative cappuccinoonne cappuccinoihinne
adessive cappuccinollanne cappuccinoillanne
ablative cappuccinoltanne cappuccinoiltanne
allative cappuccinollenne cappuccinoillenne
essive cappuccinonanne cappuccinoinanne
translative cappuccinoksenne cappuccinoiksenne
instructive
abessive cappuccinottanne cappuccinoittanne
comitative cappuccinoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative cappuccinonsa cappuccinonsa
accusative nom. cappuccinonsa cappuccinonsa
gen. cappuccinonsa
genitive cappuccinonsa cappuccinojensa
partitive cappuccinoaan
cappuccinoansa
cappuccinojaan
cappuccinojansa
inessive cappuccinossaan
cappuccinossansa
cappuccinoissaan
cappuccinoissansa
elative cappuccinostaan
cappuccinostansa
cappuccinoistaan
cappuccinoistansa
illative cappuccinoonsa cappuccinoihinsa
adessive cappuccinollaan
cappuccinollansa
cappuccinoillaan
cappuccinoillansa
ablative cappuccinoltaan
cappuccinoltansa
cappuccinoiltaan
cappuccinoiltansa
allative cappuccinolleen
cappuccinollensa
cappuccinoilleen
cappuccinoillensa
essive cappuccinonaan
cappuccinonansa
cappuccinoinaan
cappuccinoinansa
translative cappuccinokseen
cappuccinoksensa
cappuccinoikseen
cappuccinoiksensa
instructive
abessive cappuccinottaan
cappuccinottansa
cappuccinoittaan
cappuccinoittansa
comitative cappuccinoineen
cappuccinoinensa

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian cappuccino.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cappuccino m (plural cappuccinos)

  1. cappuccino

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cappuccio (hood, cowl) +‎ -ino. The coffee gets its name from the color of the beverage, which is reminiscent of the color of monks' habits.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kap.putˈt͡ʃi.no/
  • Rhymes: -ino
  • Hyphenation: cap‧puc‧cì‧no

Noun[edit]

cappuccino m (plural cappuccini)

  1. Ellipsis of frate cappuccino. Capuchin (member of an order of Roman Catholic friars)
  2. cappuccino
    Synonym: (informal) cappuccio
  3. (slang) French letter, rubber johnny (condom)

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cappuccino (feminine cappuccina, masculine plural cappuccini, feminine plural cappuccine)

  1. Capuchin
    frate cappuccinoa Capuchin [friar]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “cappuccio” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Italian cappuccino.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.puˈt͡ʂi.nɔ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -inɔ
  • Syllabification: ca‧ppu‧cci‧no

Noun[edit]

cappuccino n (indeclinable)

  1. cappuccino

Adjective[edit]

cappuccino (not comparable)

  1. having the taste or color of cappuccino

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.

Further reading[edit]

  • cappuccino in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • cappuccino in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Italian cappuccino.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cappuccino m (plural cappuccini)

  1. Alternative form of capuchino

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian cappuccino or French cappuccino.

Noun[edit]

cappuccino n (plural cappuccino)

  1. cappuccino

Declension[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Italian cappuccino.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kapuˈt͡ʃino/ [ka.puˈt͡ʃi.no]
  • Rhymes: -ino

Noun[edit]

cappuccino m (plural cappuccinos)

  1. cappuccino

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian cappuccino.

Noun[edit]

cappuccino c

  1. cappuccino

Declension[edit]

Declension of cappuccino 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative cappuccino cappuccinon
Genitive cappuccinos cappuccinons