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calotte

[ kuh-lot ]
/ kəˈlɒt /
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noun

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Origin of calotte

First recorded in 1630–40; from French, Middle French: “skullcap,” from Provençal calota, or Italian callotta; further origin uncertain; perhaps from Greek kalýptra “veil, cover, hood”; perhaps from Arabic kalūta “cap”; compare also Latin calautica “woman's headdress”
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British Dictionary definitions for calotte

calotte
/ (kəˈlɒt) /

noun

a skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy
architect a concavity in the form of a niche or cup, serving to reduce the apparent height of an alcove or chapel

Word Origin for calotte

C17: from French, from Provençal calota, perhaps from Greek kaluptra hood
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