The correct spelling for kaput, in the Yiddish alphabet, is needed in the Etymology section. Bennmorland 02:33, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
The word seems in fact to come from the French 'capot'.
Yiddish in EtymologyEdit
Almost 9 years later, the etymology still lists Yiddish as the derivation. Every source I checked claims French 'capot' is the derivation, as commenter at IP address 220.127.116.11 wrote above.
Barring your objections and my laziness, I will change the etymology to reflect 'capot' as the derivation.
- The current etymology says nothing about Yiddish being the derivation, it says it came from German via Yiddish- which is probably true. Of course, German got it from French, so you should add that part- but there's no need to remove anything. Chuck Entz (talk) 08:39, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
- > it came from German via Yiddish- which is probably true
- Is it? Do you have a source for that probability?
- > Of course, German got it from French
- How can German get it from French yet via Yiddish?