cappella

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin, from Late Latin cappella, from the diminutive of cappa.

NounEdit

cappella f ‎(plural cappelle)

  1. A chapel (in all senses)
  2. A choir and accompanying musicians assigned to a church
  3. A cap (of a mushroom)
  4. (slang, the apex of the penis) A head, a glans

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

cappa ‎(cape; coat) +‎ -ella ‎(diminutive suffix). Originally referred to a little cloak or cape. The sense of "chapel" derives from the story of St. Martin of Tours, in which he tore his military cloak in half, giving it to a beggar while stationed in Gaul, and dreamed of Christ wearing it afterward. This venerated relic was later preserved in sanctuaries by the Franks, which were given the name cappella.

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NounEdit

cappella f ‎(genitive cappellae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin, Medieval Latin) chapel
  2. (Late Latin, Vulgar Latin, Medieval Latin) choir

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cappella cappellae
genitive cappellae cappellārum
dative cappellae cappellīs
accusative cappellam cappellās
ablative cappellā cappellīs
vocative cappella cappellae

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