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Capuchin \Cap`u*chin"\, n. [F. capucin a monk who wears a cowl, fr. It. cappuccio hood. See Capoch.]

  1. (Eccl.) A Franciscan monk of the austere branch established in 1526 by Matteo di Baschi, distinguished by wearing the long pointed cowl or capoch of St. Francis.

    A bare-footed and long-bearded capuchin.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  2. A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of capuchin monks.

  3. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. A long-tailed South American monkey ( Cabus capucinus), having the forehead naked and wrinkled, with the hair on the crown reflexed and resembling a monk's cowl, the rest being of a grayish white; -- called also capucine monkey, weeper, sajou, sapajou, and sai.

    2. Other species of Cabus, as Cabus fatuellus (the brown capucine or horned capucine.), Cabus albifrons (the cararara), and Cabus apella.

    3. A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck.

      Capuchin nun, one of an austere order of Franciscan nuns which came under Capuchin rule in 1538. The order had recently been founded by Maria Longa.


Etymology 1 n. A handheld weapon with three prongs, used in some Oriental martial arts. Etymology 2

n. sajou; capuchin


Sai or SAI may refer to:

Sai (weapon)

thumb|Two antique sai: an Okinawan octagonal sai and a smaller Indonesian chabang or tjabang.

The sai (釵) is a traditional weapon used in Okinawa. The basic form of the weapon is that of a pointed, prong shaped metal baton, with two curved prongs (yoku) projecting from the handle (tsuka). There are many types of sai with varying prongs for trapping and blocking.

Saï (island)

Saï is a large island in the Nile River in Nubia between the second and third cataracts. It is 12 km long and 5.5 km wide. Saï was intermittently occupied by the Egyptians during the New Kingdom.

Usage examples of "sai".

Perhaps we could knock them from their greathorses with hoes, sai Jaffords?

But you, sai, have at least one book which should have taught you better.

Eisenhart gave his sai a look that was half humorous and half irritated.

When sai Eisenhart tapped her knuckles on the plate, it gave out a peculiar high ringing.

She banged sai Piggy back into the roasting pan for the nonce, pulled the shirt she was wearing off over her head, and turned it so she could look at the front.

They backed away in a hurry, as if expecting the two outworlders carrying guns to immediately slap leather and blow sai Took all the way to Calla Boot Hill.

King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken.

The monster with the horns looked pissed like a bear at sai Whiterobe.

Jake had asked the cabbie to drop them off at Lexington and Fifty-ninth, just to be on the safe side, and after looking to Callahan for approval, he gave the sai all but their last two dollars.

There was a fellow in a cap and a uniform behind the wheel of the second, but to Pere Callahan the sai looked asleep.

Beside the stand was a sai of about sixty with white hair combed back from a lean and rather predatory face.

She noted that the poor, disfigured sai was smiling about something, so things had probably gone well with him.

Mall it was a litde less noisy and Trampas heard sai Prentiss quite clearly.

Will you go to Ted and sai Dinky, and try to soothe her, should she ask to be soothed?

Susannah thought that the painter, sai Sayre, or both might have been part of the Lavender Hill Mob, as she had sometimes heard homosexuals called in the Village.