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Medieval Term of the Week: Coif

Pronunciation: [koif]
Middle English coife, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin cofea

1) Mail hood covering the head (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 247)

2) a hoodlike cap worn under a veil by nuns

3) any of various hoodlike caps, varying through the centuries in shape and purpose, worn by men and women

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