kapota

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Hebrew [Term?]

Noun[edit]

kapota (plural kapotas)

  1. (Judaism) A long black coat worn on certain occasions by members of the Chabad movement.
    • 1988 September 2, Florence Hamlish Levinsohn, “A Special Connection With God”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      They also wear large-brimmed black felt fedoras, and for all religious occasions a kapota, a knee-length double-breasted silk coat.)