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Spanish Word of the Day: Capirote

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Capirote

La Semana Santa II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 4/1/2015
Word: Capirote
(ca-pi-RO-te), sustantivo masculino singular
English: Cone
Etymology: Del latín cappa.
Meaning: Cucurucho de cartón cubierto de tela que usan los penitentes en las procesiones de Semana Santa.
Topic:La Semana Santa II
Example:

y en ver que el alma entera aquél le paga,
que capirote y túnica le aprueba,
mientras viene quien más cadera haga.

Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas, Abomina el abuso de la gala de los disciplinantes

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