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Etymology of the French word cap

the Old French word cap
derived from the Old Provençal word cap
derived from the Latin word caput (head; small head; head; head; head; head; person; life; heading; chapter, principal division)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *kaput- (head)

Date

The earliest known usage of cap in French dates from the 14th century.

Derivations in French

encaper, décaper

Derivations in other languages

English cape, Romanian cap

Cognates

Dutch chef, Dutch kaap, English chief, French chef, German Chef, German Kap, Italian capo, Norwegian sjef, Provençal cap, Spanish cabo, Spanish xefe, Swedish chef, Swedish kap

Usage

Word found in Old French



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