(Cap-pay). Hugues, the founder of the French monarchy,
was surnamed Capetus (clothed with a capot or monk's hood),
because he always wore a clerical 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.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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