Origin of yarmulkeeastern; English Yiddish yarmulke from Polish jarmu?ka, origin, originally , a skullcap worn as by priests from earlier ja murka, ultimately from Medieval Latin almutia, cowl, hood
a traditional skullcap worn by Orthodox Jewish men and boys: often Conservative and sometimes Reform Jewish males wear it at worship
also sp. yar′melke
A skullcap worn by Jewish men and boys, especially those adhering to Orthodox or Conservative Judaism. Also called kippah .
Origin of yarmulkeYiddish from Polish yarmu&lslash;ka Ukrainian yarmulka from Turkish yağmurluk rain clothing from yağmur rain from Old Turkic from yağmaq to rain