See also: Capote and capoté

EnglishEdit

 
Traditional capote made with a Hudson's Bay point blanket.
 
Straw capote.
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French capote.

NounEdit

capote (plural capotes)

  1. A long coat or cloak with a hood.
    • 1812, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, London: John Murray, Canto 2, stanza 51, p. 86,[1]
      [] pensive o’er his scatter’d flock,
      The little shepherd in his white capote
      Doth lean his boyish form along the rock,
    • 1967, Joseph Singer and Elaine Gottlieb (translators), The Manor by Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Part 3, Chapter 26, p. 359,[2]
      It was said that the Rabbi of Kotsk had been in Favor of European dress, but the Rabbi of Gur and his followers had insisted on the Russian capote, trousers tucked into the boots, a kerchief around the neck, and the Russian cap adapted to the native style.
  2. (historical) A coat made from a blanket, worn by 19th-century Canadian woodsmen.
    • 1888, Theodore Roosevelt, Frontier Types, The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, October 1888.
      The fourth member of our party round the camp-fire that night was a powerfully built trapper, partly French by blood,who wore a gayly colored capote, or blanket-coat, a greasy fur cap, and moccasins.
  3. (historical) A close-fitting woman's bonnet.
    • 1908, Arnold Bennett, The Old Wives’ Tale, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Book 3, Chapter 2, page 308,[3]
      Tied round her head with a large bow and flying blue ribbons under the chin, was a fragile flat capote like a baby’s bonnet, which allowed her hair to escape in front and her great chignon behind.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin caput (head), with the diminutive French suffix -ote.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.pɔt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

capote f (plural capotes)

  1. greatcoat
  2. (of a car) soft top
  3. (slang) Ellipsis of capote anglaise (condom)
    • 1994, “Zig Zag de l'aisé”, in Obsolète, performed by MC Solaar:
      Le pape demande de choisir hostie ou capote / Oh Shit ! Moins de fidèles et plus de sex shops
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: capote
  • Portuguese: capote

VerbEdit

capote

  1. first-person singular present indicative of capoter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of capoter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of capoter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of capoter
  5. second-person singular imperative of capoter

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

capo- +‎

NounEdit

capote f (invariable)

  1. bonnet (British), hood (US) (of a car)
  2. soft top

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

capote f (plural capotes)

  1. condom

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French capote.

NounEdit

capote m (plural capotes)

  1. cloak
  2. (figurative) disguise
  3. (slang) condom

VerbEdit

capote

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of capotar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of capotar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of capotar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of capotar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French capot. Doublet of capó.

NounEdit

capote m (plural capotes)

  1. cloak
  2. (bullfighting) cape worn by bullfighters

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