[key-pit, kap-it; French ka-pe]


Hugh or Fr. Hugues [yg] /üg/, a.d. 938?–996, king of France 987–996. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for capet

Historical Examples of capet

  • The Widow Capet needs no milliner now; she needs no friseur now for her toilette.

    The Empress Josephine

    Louise Muhlbach

  • The king interrupted to say that Capet was not his name, but that of an ancestor.

    The Countess of Charny

    Alexandre Dumas (pere)

  • No foreign prince for me, least of all a Frank, and of all Franks, least of all a Capet.

  • I said to him,—'Capet, don't you understand that we have abolished kings and queens?

    When a Cobbler Ruled a King

    Augusta Huiell Seaman

  • This, whether citizen Chauvelin has got hold of Capet or not.

    El Dorado

    Baroness Orczy

British Dictionary definitions for capet



Hugh or Hugues (yg). ?938–996 ad, king of France (987–96); founder of the Capetian dynasty.
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