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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French chapelet.


chaplet (plural chaplets)

  1. A garland or circlet for the head.
  2. (archaic) A string (of beads), especially when making up five decades of the rosary.
    • (Can we date this quote by Longfellow and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      her chaplet of beads and her missal
  3. (Catholicism) A set of repetitive prayers, other than the Rosary, typically prayed with a string of beads.
    The Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows of Mary consists of seven sets of Hail Marys.
    1. (specifically) The {{w:Chaplet of Divine Mercy}}, the most well-known chaplet in the Catholic Church.
    People often pray the chaplet at 3:00 pm to commemorate Jesus' death.
  4. A molding in the form of a string of beads; a bead molding.
  5. A bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a core in place in the mould.
  6. A metal support for a cylindrical pipe.
  7. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  8. Alternative form of chapelet
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit


chaplet (plural chaplets)

  1. A small chapel or shrine.