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capotasto

[kah-poh-tahs-toh, -puh-] /ˌkɑ poʊˈtɑs toʊ, -pə-/
noun, plural capotastos, capitasti
[kah-pee-tahs-tee, -puh-] /ˌkɑ piˈtɑs ti, -pə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Italian, equivalent to capo head (see capo2) + tasto finger board, fret, literally, touch, feel, noun derivative of tastare to touch lightly, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *taxitare, for Latin taxāre, frequentative of Latin tangere to touch
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