Other Word Forms of Yarmulke
Origin of Yarmulke
Borrowing from Yiddish יאַרמלקע (yarmlke), from Polish jarmuÅ‚ka (“skullcap") or a Ukrainian cognate of the same. This is probably from the Turkish yaÄŸmurluk (“rainwear"), though it could also be from Medieval Latin almutia (“hood, cowl"). The term has been attested since 1903.
Yiddish from Polish Ukrainian yarmulka possibly from Turkish yağmurluk rain clothing from yağmur rain
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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