Houve meaning

(UK dialectal) A head covering of various kinds; a hood; a coif; a cap.

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Origin of houve

  • From Middle English houve, howve, from Old English hūfe (“a covering for the head”), from Proto-Germanic *hūbǭ (“hood, cowl”), from Proto-Indo-European *kewp- (“to bend, curve, vault”). Cognate with Dutch huif (“hood, tent”), German Haube (“hood, bonnet, cap”), Swedish huva (“hood, bonnet, cap”), Icelandic húfa (“cap”).

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