Origin of capuchin
Examples from the Web for capuchin
For centuries, Capuchin monks followed simple embalming practices.Palermo Has an Underground City Filled With Its Mummified Dead|Nina Strochlic|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Italians also have a soft spot for Capuchin Franciscans, who have long been known for their work with the poor.
But that kid from Podunk, now unloading freight at the big-box store, is a universe away from Oxford and a Capuchin friar buddy.
Much later a friend who was a Capuchin friar held for Marlantes an effective healing Mass for the Dead at Old Mission Santa Inez.
While Murillo was painting a series of pictures for a Capuchin convent of Seville, the cook became very much attached to him.Great Artists, Vol 1.|Jennie Ellis Keysor
At the Capuchin Church we went down into the vault of the imperial family, under the guidance of a sandalled friar, torch in hand.Over the Ocean|Curtis Guild
Legal force could have no power over the capuchin; the clergy were entirely exempt from secular jurisdiction.The Betrothed|Alessandro Manzoni
Mickie is a well-built, robust, good-natured monkey of the Capuchin variety.The Speech of Monkeys|R. L. Garner
The seventeen pictures, painted for the Capuchin Convent, are the most important.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
British Dictionary definitions for capuchin (1 of 2)
Word Origin for capuchin
British Dictionary definitions for capuchin (2 of 2)
- a friar belonging to a strict and autonomous branch of the Franciscan order founded in 1525
- (as modifier)a Capuchin friar
Word Origin for Capuchin
Word Origin and History for capuchin
1520s, from Middle French capuchin (16c., Modern French capucin), from Italian capuccino, diminutive of capuccio "hood," augmentative of cappa (see cap (n.)). Friar of the Order of St. Francis, under the rule of 1528, so called from the pointed hoods on their cloaks. As a type of monkey, 1785, from the shape of the hair on its head, thought to resemble a cowl.