Hrefna was also to go, but she wished to leave her coif behind.
The Sussex name Quaile represents the Norman pronunciation of coif.
The lady has a coif and a cuff of silver guimp arranged in the same way as that on the other side.
Mother sent me to buy her a coif, and I got this for the money too.
They thought you were very old, and must be going to coif Saint Catherine.
The coif recalls those seen in the pictures of the ancient Gauls.
From this cap, the body to which the serjeants-at-law belonged was called the Order of the coif.
The crest is defended by a coif like that used for combat on foot.
The combing of the head, and putting on the coif, were each performed by a knight.
From under his coif his eyes glistened like those of a wild cat.
late 13c., "close-fitting cap," from Old French coife "skull-cap, cap worn under a helmet, headgear" (12c., Modern French coiffe), from Late Latin coifa "a cap, hood" (source of Italian cuffia, Spanish cofia, escofia), of West Germanic origin (cf. Old High German kupphia, Middle High German kupfe "cap").
mid-15c., "to cover with a cap," from Middle French coiffer, from Old French coife (see coif (n.)); sense of "to arrange the hair" is attested in English from 1835. Related: Coifed; coifing.