K äppi -- end piece of bread?

Michael Sheehan Wordmall at AOL.COM
Sun Apr 26 19:22:03 UTC 2009

A caller to my language program mentioned that her mother-in-law's family
used to call the end pieces of bread "the copy." Working on sound alone, I
came across the Germanic Käppi, a head covering or cap. I could understand an
analogy being constructed between an end piece of bread and a cap, but is
there a real or a fancied connection here?

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