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definition of the word caple

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Old Norse kapall, from Latin caballus.

Singular
caple

Plural
caples

caple (plural caples)

  1. (obsolete except in dialects) a horse
    • Late C14: ‘Herkne, my broþer, herkne, by þy feiþ! / Herestow nat how þat þe cartere seiþ? / Hent it anon, for he haþ yeve it þee,/ Boþe hey and cart, and eek his caples þre.’ — Geoffrey Chaucer, The Friar's Tale
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