chapiter

noun
chap·​i·​ter | \ ˈcha-pə-tər How to pronounce chapiter (audio) \

Definition of chapiter

: the capital of a column

First Known Use of chapiter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chapiter

Middle English chapitre, modification of Anglo-French chapitral, probably blend of capital capital and chapitre chapter

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“Chapiter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chapiter. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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