From the "cappa" is probably derived the "mozzetta," a short cape with a miniature hood, fastened down the front with buttons. The name is derived from the Italian "mozzare," to cut off, and points to its being an abbreviated "cappa," as the episcopal "apron" is a shortened cassock. It is worn over the rochet by the pope, cardinals, bishops and prelates, the colors varying as in the case of the "cappa magna." Its use as confined to bishops can be traced to the 16th century.
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