Other Word Forms of Caprice
Origin of Caprice
French from Italian capriccio from caporiccio fright, sudden start (orginally, “head with the hair standing on end (resembling a hedgehog)”, but later influenced by capra goat, because of goats' frisky movements) capo head (from Latin caput kaput- in Indo-European roots) riccio curly (from Latin ēricius hedgehog) (from ēr)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Borrowing from French caprice, from Italian capriccio, from caporiccio (“fright, sudden start”): capo (“head”), from Latin caput + riccio (“curly”), from Latin ericius (“hedgehog”), or from Italian capro (“goat”)
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