satin

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See also: Satin and sätin

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French satin, perhaps from Arabic الساتان زيتون (satin from Zaitun), a city in China, perhaps 新疆, Tsinkiang in the Fukien province, a port during the middle ages. The word's form is perhaps influenced by French seta (silk). OED finds the Arabic theory insupportable and instead suggests the French word as coming directly from Latin. [1]

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satin (not comparable)

  1. Semi-glossy. Particularly describing a type of paint.

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Noun[edit]

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satin (plural satins)

  1. A cloth woven from silk, nylon or polyester with a glossy surface and a dull back. (The same weaving technique applied to cotton produces cloth termed sateen).

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  1. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/satin

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

satin m (invariable)

  1. satin

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A contraction of satisne.

Adverb[edit]

satin

  1. introducing questions
    Satin' hoc plane?
    Isn't this plain enough?
    Satin' omnia ex sententia?
    Is every thing to your mind?
    Satin' salva sunt omnia?
    Isn't everything well?