zucchetto

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English[edit]

Cardinal zucchetto 2003 modified 2008-15-08.jpg

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian zucchetto, ultimately a diminutive of zucca (gourd, squash), due to the shape. Compare zucchini.

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Noun[edit]

zucchetto (plural zucchettos)

  1. A small skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy (the Pope's is white, a cardinal's red, a bishop's purple, and a priest's black), Anglican clergy, and Syriac or Malankara Orthodox clergy
    Synonym: calotte

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Italian[edit]

zucchetto nero

Etymology[edit]

From zucca (gourd, squash) +‎ -etto (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): */d͡zukˈket.to/, (traditional) */t͡sukˈket.to/[1]
  • Rhymes: -etto
  • Hyphenation: zuc‧chét‧to

Noun[edit]

zucchetto m (plural zucchetti)

  1. zucchetto, calotte (small skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy)

References[edit]

  1. ^ zucca in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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