liripipe

liripipe

[lir-ee-pahyp]
noun
1.
a hood with a long, hanging peak, worn originally by medieval academics and later adopted for general wear in the 14th and 15th centuries.
2.
a long strip or tail of fabric hanging from a garment or headdress, especially the peak of this hood or a streamer on a chaperon; tippet.

Origin:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin liripipium, of obscure origin

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liripipe or liripoop (ˈlɪrɪˌpaɪp, ˈlɪrɪˌpuːp)
 
n
the tip of a graduate's hood
 
[C14: Medieval Latin liripipium, origin obscure]
 
liripoop or liripoop
 
n
 
[C14: Medieval Latin liripipium, origin obscure]

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