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Etymology of the French word chaperon

the Old French word chaperon
derived from the Old French word chape
derived from the Latin word cappa (cape, cloak, cassock)
derived from the Greek word kappa, κάππα


The earliest known usage of chaperon in French dates from the 12th century.

Derivations in French

enchaperonner, chaperonner, chaperone

Derivations in other languages

English chaperon, Spanish chaperón, Spanish chapirón


Word found in Old French

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