yarmulke[yär′məl kə, yä′-]
Origin: E Yiddish yarmulke < Pol jarmułka, orig., a skullcap worn as by priests < earlier ja murka, ult. < ML almutia, cowl, hood
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Origin: Yiddish, from Polish and Ukrainian yarmulka, possibly from Turkish yağmurluk, rain clothing, from yağmur, rain.
yarmulke - Cultural Definition
In Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, a skullcap worn by men as a sign of reverence while praying to God or talking about him.