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Etymology of the English word chapel

the English word chapel
derived from the Old French word chapele
derived from the Latin word cappella (chapel; choir)
derived from the Latin word cappa (cape, cloak, cassock)
derived from the Greek word kappa, κάππα
derived from the Medieval Latin word capella (chapel; choir; dirty fellow, old goat; man with a goat-like beard; she-goat; meteor type; star in constellation Auriga)
derived from the Latin word capra (she-goat, nanny-goat)
derived from the Latin word caper (he-goat, billy-goat; goatish)
derived from the Medieval Latin word capa (cape, cloak; cassock)
derived from the Latin word cappa (cape, cloak, cassock)
derived from the Greek word kappa, κάππα

Date

The earliest known usage of chapel in English dates from the 13th century.

Derivations in English

antechapel

Cognates

Dutch kapel, French chapelle, German Kapelle, Icelandic kapella, Italian cappella, Italian capella, Norwegian kapell, Portuguese capela, Provençal capella, Spanish capilla, Swedish kapell

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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