Capitol

See also: capitol and capítol

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Partly from Latin Capitōlium, partly borrowed from French capitolie, French capitole.[1] As a French town hall, via French Capitole.

Middle English Capitolie, Capitolye, Capitoly; formed from Middle French capitole, Middle French capitole - French capitole, from the Old French capitoile (c.1160)), chapitoile (1267), Anglo-Norman capitolie, {bor|enm|xno|capitole}}. Ultimately probably from Latin caput "head".[2]

Proper nounEdit

Capitol

  1. (historical) The temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome.
  2. Any particular capitol building, particularly:
    1. The building in Washington, D.C., in which both houses of the Congress of the United States meet.
    2. The town hall of Toulouse, France.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Capitol, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
  2. ^ Capitol, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

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