Posts Tagged ‘cappa’

  1. Latin or Arabic?

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    June 17, 2017 by AK

    The Russian word шапка “hat” is ultimately derived from Latin cappa “head-covering” according to Vasmer. The likely route is via Old French and Middle High German. Čapka (Czech) and czapka (Polish) begin with a “tch” sound because in Old French, “ch” was pronounced much as it is in modern English, as “tch.” In Turkish, şapka – …
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