From Old English hūfe (“a covering for the head”), from Proto-Germanic *hūbǭ (“hood, cowl”), from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (“to bend, curve, vault”). Cognate with Dutch huif (“hood, tent”), German Haube (“hood, bonnet, cap”), Swedish huva (“hood, bonnet, cap”), Icelandic húfa (“cap”).
houve (plural houves)
- (dialectal) A head covering of various kinds; a hood; a coif; a cap.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)