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Etymology

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Spanish capa. Doublet of cape and cappa.

Noun

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capa (countable and uncountable, plural capas)

  1. (countable) A Spanish cloak.
  2. (uncountable) Fine Cuban tobacco for the outsides of cigars.

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Late Latin cappa. Compare Occitan capa.

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capa f (plural capes)

  1. layer
    Al Photoshop s'usen diferents capes per tractar la imatge.
    In Photoshop different layers are used to work with images.
    La capa d'ozó està en perill.
    The ozone layer is endangered.
  2. film, skin (layer that forms on the top of certain liquids)
    Synonym: tel
  3. coat (of paint)
    Synonym:
  4. cape
    El duc portava una capa molt maca.
    The duke was wearing a very beautiful cape.
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  • aguantar la capato be with a couple, disturbing them in flirting (compare cockblock) (literally, “hold the cape”)
  • anar de capa caigudato have a bad season (literally, “to go with fallen cape”)
  • de capa i espasaa fictional genre about wars, cavalry and old times (literally, “about cape and sword”)

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Etymology 2

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Verb

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capa

  1. inflection of capar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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capa

  1. third-person singular past historic of caper

Galician

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Galician traditional mill

Etymology 1

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From Old Galician-Portuguese capa (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Late Latin cappa. Cognate with Portuguese capa and Spanish capa.

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capa f (plural capas)

  1. cloak, cape
  2. runner stone (upper, mobile millstone)
  3. each one of the flagstones which tops a wall
  4. layer
    Ese ten máis capas que unha cebola.That guy has more layers than an onion.
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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “capa”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “capa”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • capa” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • capa” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • capa” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

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Verb

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capa

  1. inflection of capar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Italian

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Etymology

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From a southern dialectal form of capo (head), from Latin caput. Compare Neapolitan, Sicilian, Tarantino capa.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈka.pa/
  • Rhymes: -apa
  • Hyphenation: cà‧pa

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capa f (plural cape)

  1. head
    Synonyms: capo, testa

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capa f (plural cape)

  1. (often humorous) female equivalent of capo (boss)
  2. Alternative form of kappa

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Latin

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From earlier (Late Latin) cappa.

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capa m (genitive capae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) a cape

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative capa capae
Genitive capae capārum
Dative capae capīs
Accusative capam capās
Ablative capā capīs
Vocative capa capae

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Malay

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  • Hyphenation: ca‧pa

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capa (Jawi spelling چاڤ, plural capa-capa, informal 1st possessive capaku, 2nd possessive capamu, 3rd possessive capanya)

  1. Ngai camphor (Blumea balsamifera)
    Synonyms: capu, capur, sambung, sembong, telinga kerbau

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Neapolitan

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From Latin caput.

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capa f (plural cape)

  1. head (the part of the body containing the brain)
    Teneva nu cappiello janco ncapa.
    They were wearing a white hat on their head.

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  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 93: “la testa” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it

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  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡sa.pa/
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  • Rhymes: -apa
  • Syllabification: ca‧pa

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capa m animal

  1. genitive/accusative singular of cap

Portuguese

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Pronunciation

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  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -apɐ
  • Hyphenation: ca‧pa

Etymology 1

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From Old Galician-Portuguese capa, from Late Latin cappa.

Noun

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capa f (plural capas)

  1. cloak; cape (long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back)
  2. (printing) cover (front and back of a book or magazine)
  3. the front cover or front page of a publication
  4. jacket (protective or insulating cover for an object)
  5. (bullfighting) cape (cloth used by a bullfighter to trick the bull)
  6. (figurative) cloak (a false pretext or appearance)
  7. (geology) a top layer of rock
  8. wrapper (outer layer of a cigar)
  9. (colloquial) condom
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  • Japanese: 合羽
  • Kadiwéu: caapa

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Late Latin cappa, from Ancient Greek κάππα (káppa), from Phoenician 𐤊𐤐 (kp /⁠kaph⁠/), from Proto-Semitic *kapp- (palm, hand).

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capa m (plural capas)

  1. (Portugal) kay (name of the Latin letter K, k)
    Synonym: (Brazil)
  2. kappa (name of the Greek letter Κ, κ)

Etymology 3

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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capa

  1. inflection of capar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Sicilian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From older capu, from Vulgar Latin capus, from Latin caput.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkapa/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧pa

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capa f (plural capi)

  1. (anatomy) head

Spanish

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Old Spanish capa, from Late Latin cappa. Cognate with English cape and cope (priestly vestment). Compare English coping (top layer of a brick wall) for an English comparable semantic sense of a "layer".

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capa f (plural capas)

  1. cloak, cape (a sleeveless garment hanging from the neck)
  2. coat, sheet (a covering of material, such as paint)
  3. layer (a single thickness of some material covering a surface)
  4. guise; pretext
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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capa

  1. inflection of capar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Tarantino

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Etymology

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From Latin caput. Compare Neapolitan and Sicilian capa.

Noun

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capa

  1. head