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What does the word Yarmulka mean?

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@IsaacMoses Don't you close all riddles as not constructive? –  Double AA Jan 22 '12 at 3:38
    
@Double it wasn't a riddle until twenty minutes ago, when Seth made it one. Reverting. –  HodofHod Jan 22 '12 at 3:45
    
@HodofHod Ah I see that now. Rolled back. –  Double AA Jan 22 '12 at 3:47
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@SethJ just because he posted an answer quickly doesn't make it a riddle. Could be a seeded question just as easily. –  HodofHod Jan 22 '12 at 3:50
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@doubleAA you can't tag people who haven't commented. –  Seth J Jan 22 '12 at 4:37

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According to Merriam-Webster:

Etymology: Yiddish yarmlke, from Polish jarmułka & Ukrainian yarmulka skullcap, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish yağmurluk rainwear

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It doesn't mean anything. It stands for Yaray Malka. (Fear of G-d)

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"Malkah" means "King" in Aramaic. –  Yahu Apr 12 '10 at 17:27
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Why the extra 'h'? –  WAF Aug 19 '10 at 3:21
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that is why shlomo wrote malka. were his name shlomoh, he probably would have written yaray malkah! –  Adam Mosheh Apr 26 '12 at 18:52

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