caput caput  /kə ˈpʊt/


  1. (n) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
  2. (n) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains


  1. Itaque se inclinans caput in foramen introduxit et clamavit: 'Heus, ecquis domi est?' Fuit intus rumor quidam sternutamenti similis et deinde denuo.
  2. Hence the peculiarly airless and circular way in which New York City defined itself from about 1965 on as the cultural caput mundi, pulling all talent into its gravitational field .



  • For instance, Steves said, "If your car is broken down in Portugal, point to your vehicle and say 'Auto caput.' If you're trying to make a reservation for a hotel and you're on the telephone and you don't have the help of visual aids, you clarify...
    on Jul 18, 2006 By: Rick Steves Source: CNN International

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