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What does the word Yarmulka mean?

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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! Apr 26 '12 at 18:52

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