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A long scarf or cord attached to and hanging from a hood.

[Medieval Latin liripipium.]


(ˈlɪrɪˌpaɪp) or


(Clothing & Fashion) the tip of a graduate's hood
[C14: Medieval Latin liripipium, origin obscure]


(ˈlɪr iˌpaɪp)

1. a hood with a long hanging peak.
2. scarf; tippet.
[1540–50; < Medieval Latin liripipium]
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Also known as an Oxford cap, it consists of a horizontal square board fixed upon a skull-cap, with a tassel, or liripipe, attached to the centre.
What is the point of including an illustration of Francesco Botticini's Assumption of the Virgin (London, National Gallery) when the figure discussed in such detail ("his scarlet rolled hood, suspended by its liripipe, hangs over his shoulder; its gorget [foggia] hangs from the circular roundlet resting on his back") is seven sixteenths of an inch tall, and blurry at that?
This gorgeous fantasy world of golden crowns, silk top hats, skulaps, tricorns, liripipes and hennians (medieval steeple hats) is one more magical and mysterious aspect of the totality of theatre to which the public will be made privy next week.