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capeline

or cap·el·line

[ kap-uh-leen, -lin ]

noun

  1. Armor. an iron skullcap worn by medieval archers.
  2. Heraldry. a representation of a hood, sometimes used as a mantling.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of capeline1

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < early Italian cappellina, equivalent to capell ( o ) (< Late Latin cappellus, derivative of cappa hood; cap 1 ) + -ina -ine 1

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