Jan 15, 2007

Rapid Rhetoric: CAPARISON

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This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

caparison n. 1. an ornamental covering for a horse, and/or decorative trappings and harnesses; 2. particularly rich clothing or adornments.

The word caparison has etymological cousins in the obsolete French word caparasson, the modern French caparaçon , and the Old Spanish caparazón; all of these are derived from the Medieval Latin cappa.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

want to know more about this, Michael where can I email you?