- capella (obsolete)
From Old Portuguese capela (“chapel”), from Late Latin cappella (“little cloak; chapel”), diminutive of cappa (“cloak, cape”). Cognate with Galician capela, Spanish capilla, Catalan capella, Occitan capèla, French chapelle, Italian cappella and Romanian capelă.
capela f (plural capelas)
- (religion) chapel (small Christian place of worship)
- (chemistry) fume hood (a ventilated compartment in which chemical procedures may be undertaken)
- (chapel): ermida
Compare Italian cappella
capela f (plural capele)