Borrowing from Old French chapel, from Vulgar Latin *cappellus, from Late Latin cappa.
Compare Galician chapeu, Spanish chapeo, chapeau, Catalan capell, Occitan capèl, French chapeau, and Italian cappello (the Galician and Spanish also being borrowings from French).
chapéu m (plural chapéus)
- hat (head covering)
- (informal) circumflex accent (the diacritic mark ^)
For usage examples of this term, see Citations:chapéu.