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A borrowing attested from Afranius; the same as Classical Syriac ܟܲܠܵܘܵܐ(kalāwā), ܟܲܠܘܵܐ(kalwā, tiara) from Akkadian 𒆪𒇻𒇻 (/kulūlu/, a kind of turban or headband) which Brockelmann glosses in his Syriac-Latin lexicon as calautica; probably in Latin via Demotic, Coptic ⲕⲗⲁϥⲧ (klaft). Also passed into Arabic كَلَّوْتَة(kallawta), كَلَّفْتَة(kallafta), كَلَّفْتَاة(kallaftāh), a headwear consisting of a cap and turban popular with the Ayyubids and Mamluks, that is in Egypt, and possibly قَلَنْسُوَة(qalansuwa), which might descend from the Latin.


calautica f (genitive calauticae); first declension

  1. A covering for the head of women, which fell down over the shoulders


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative calautica calauticae
Genitive calauticae calauticārum
Dative calauticae calauticīs
Accusative calauticam calauticās
Ablative calauticā calauticīs
Vocative calautica calauticae