Coif meaning

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A coiffure.
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A cap that fits the head closely.
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A white cap formerly worn by English lawyers, esp. by serjeants-at-law.
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A white skullcap formerly worn by English lawyers.
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A tight-fitting cap worn under a veil, as by nuns.
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To arrange or dress (the hair).
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To cover with or as if with a coif.
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The rank of serjeant-at-law.
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A thick skullcap formerly worn under a hood of mail.
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A style of arranging the hair.
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To cover with or as with a coif.
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A hood; a close-fitting cap covering much of the head, widespread until XVIII century; after that worn only by small children and countrywomen.
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An item of chain mail headgear.
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An official headdress, such as that worn by certain judges in England.
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To style or arrange hair.
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Origin of coif

  • Middle English from Old French coife from Late Latin cofea helmet of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French coiffer, from Late Latin cofia, of West Germanic origin. See also Middle High German kupfe (“cap”), Old High German kupphia (“cap”), Polish cipa (“cap”), Tocharian kŭpŭ (vulva), Proto-Indo-European *gwheibh

    From Wiktionary