Definitions for calottekəˈlɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•lottekəˈlɒt(n.)

  1. Category: Clothing, Religion

    Ref: zucchetto .

  2. Category: Religion, Clothing

    Ref: skullcap (def. 1). 1

Origin of calotte:

1625–35; < F, MF: skullcap, der. of OF cale ribbon, kind of hat

Wiktionary

  1. calotte(Noun)

    a skullcap worn by Roman Catholic priests

  2. calotte(Noun)

    The vertical central area of the crown of a bird's head.

  3. calotte(Noun)

    A round cavity or depression, in the form of a cup or cap, lathed and plastered; used to diminish the rise or elevation of a moderate chapel, alcove, etc. which would otherwise be too high for other pieces of the apartment.

  4. calotte(Noun)

    The upper (superior) or lower (inferior) half of the globe of the eye.

  5. Origin: calotte, diminutive of calot, from écale (due to similar shape and closely fitting the head), from escale, from scala (cognate to English scale#Etymology 2).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calotte(noun)

    alt. of Callot

Freebase

  1. Calotte

    The calotte, is a skullcap worn by students at catholic universities in Belgium. It originates from the skullcap worn by the Papal Zouave regiment around 1860. The calotte is cylindrical, made from velvet and astrakhan. The color of the top is bordeau red for the universities of Brussels, Leuven, Louvain-la-Neuve and Namur, white for the university of Ghent and emerald for the university of Liège. In the front of the calotte are stripes representing the Belgian flag and stripes representing the colors of the city or the university where the calotte has been received. At the back of the calotte, the faculty of the student is represented by a color and a symbol, with if needed an additional symbol to determine the speciality. Golden stars around the calotte represent the number of years that the student has studied successfully. In addition to that, a number of official and personal pins will be added to the calotte, all representing waffles about its owner examples include: ⁕Official position in a student organisation

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