The Edenics Sound-Color Key:
bilabial lip letters: B, F, V, W],
fricative whistling letters: Soft C,S,TS]
guttural throat letters: Hard C,G,K,Q]
dental tooth letters: D, T, TS]
liquid tongue letters: L,R]nasal nose letters: M,N]
ß = reverse
CAP KeePaH Kahf-Pey-Hey
keep-AH כפה [KP(H)]
ROOTS: CAP is flopped onto the so-called Indo-European (IE) “root” kaput (head). The make-believe IE “roots” are always much shorter that the alleged derivatives, so where does the end-T come from? Doubtless a nod to the Latin head, caput, head. See כפת KeFeT (a button, knob, small head) and כפתור KaPHToaR (ornamental crown) at “CAPITAL.”
World “cap” words have a guttural-bilabial, and no T. See below.
Not to disturb traditionalists in Jerusalem or Rome, but the Arabic COIF or headdress, the kafia, should predate the כפה KeePaH (skullcap, yarmulke). While the small, CAPOLA-shaped CAP is not found in the Hebrew Bible, the כ-פ Kaph-Pey root of “bending,” כפף KaFahF (bent, bowed – Isaiah 58:5), is seen at entries like “COUPLE,” “CUP” and “GIBBON.”
Relevant guttural-bilabial terms are cut from the same cloth. See the large family of concave K-BH/F/P words at "CAVE." One chapeau (hat in French) in the Bible is the קובע QOABH[A]h (helmet) worn by Saul in I Samuel 17:38. “Hat” is also כובעא KOABHGHAh in Aramaic and Syriac. As seen below, that end-Ayin is often rendered as the guttural GH. Middle-eastern K-P hats/caps also include the Arabic KUFI (skullcap), KEFFIYEH (from kūfiya), qoubaa, the Ethiopic qobe (turban) and the Hittite kupahi.
BRANCHES: The Swahili cap, kofia, came immediately from the Arabic kafia, but is ultimately from the guttural-bilabial קובע QOABH[A]h (hat, headgear), and the כפה KeePaH (skullcap) that a bishop could wear, or the domed covering of a building.
חפף [K]HaPHahPH is to cover, protect, shield (Deuteronomy 33:12). Other guttural-bilabial coverings include חפה K[H]ooPaH (canopy), חפוי K[H]aPHOOY (covered), KaPoaReT (cover, curtain), QaRKePHeT (skull, head) and עב GHa(V) (thickness of cloud). The HOOPOO bird looks like its head is covered by a CAPE. Having feet uncovered is a guttural-bilabial, Het-Phey antonym, יחףYaK[H]ePH. CAPE, CHAPEL, CHAPERONE, CHAPLAIN and CHAPS are all covered here. The two-letter root of Het-Pey shielding may be seen in רחף Ra[K]HaiPH (to hover) at “HOVER.”
See "CAPITAL," "CAVE," “COVER” and "HAT."
These global “cap” words can support the logical connection to the head, the Yiddish kop (not a Latin-like KPT/D root), but are stronger support for a KP Edenic root of “covering.”
Albanian kapak; Armenian kepi; Azerbajani papak (KP reversed or ß); Chichewa/Bantu kapu; Estonian kiubur; French čepice, chapeau,or képi; German haube (bonnet, cap), Käppi or Kappe; Classic Greek καπάκι kapáki and the Modern Greek kape'llo; Gujarati Kēpa; Icelandic húfa; Igbo (Southern Nigeria). okpu; Indonesian pici, peci (ß); Irish caipín; Italian: cappello or cuffietta; Korean kaeb; Latvian vāks (ß); Lithuanian kepuraitė; Marathi Kĕpa ; Norwegian kappe; Portuguese capa; Punjabi Kaipa; Somali koofiyad (see Semitic above); Spanish (and Portuguese) chapeau; Swedish keps; Turkish, ayapka, kapak; Uzbek qopqoq; Welsh chap, gap; Zulu ikepisi.
Cepice – Czech
Čiapka (cap, skullcap) -- Slovak
czapka (cap, covering, head) -- Polish
Kapa – Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Kapachka -- Bulgarian
Kapelusz (hat, cap) – Polish
kepka Кепка – Russian, Ukrainian
Kiepka – Belarusian
Veka (eyelid, cap) – Slovenian ß
Veko (cap, lid) – Slovak ß
German hoods (also head-wear) include the Kappe and Kapuze. The coffee-colored Capuchin monks hooded habit named your cup of creamed Expresso.
Many “hat” words display an added liquid (L,R) to the Edenic etymon.
Examples of an added L in cap-like “hat” words include: Czech kLobouk, Hungarian kaLap, Slovak kLobak and Slovenian kLobuk.
Examples of an added R include: Estonian kabaR, Latvian cepuRe, and Lithuanian kepuRa
More added liquids at entries like “SLACK” and “ROBOT.”
The Lithuanian skryba has preceded the guttural with an nonhistoric S. Only its K-B and A are historic, not unusual for that part of the world.More heads at “GIBBON.”