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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Capet (Cap-pay).
Hugues, the founder of the French monarchy, was surnamed Cap’etus (clothed with a capot or monk’s hood), because he always wore a clerieal costume as abbot of St. Martin de Tours. This was considered the family name of the kings of France; hence, Louis XVI. was arraigned before the National Convention under the name of Louis Capet.   1

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