Medieval Glossary


A simple linen cap or bonnet worn by men that covered the hair and tied under the chin. The coif did a good job of keeping the head warm and hair clean, making it a favorite of laborers.

Also used in terms of armour. Click here to learn more.

Related term(s): Hood; Tunic; Doublet; Breeches; Cloak
Category: Clothing
Added: 11.06.04
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 43.


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