bliaut

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English[edit]

Statue of a woman wearing a bliaut.

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Etymology[edit]

From French bliaut, from Old French bliaut, blialt, from Frankish *blīfald. Compare also Middle High German blialt (precious fabric of silk embroidered with gold), English bleaunt.

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bliaut (plural bliauts)

  1. (historical) A women's overgarment worn in 12th-century Western Europe, featuring voluminous skirts and horizontal puckering or pleating across a snugly fitted underbust abdomen.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bliaut, from Old French bliaut, blialt, from Frankish *blīfald. Compare also Old High German blialt (precious fabric of silk embroidered with gold), English bleaunt.

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Noun[edit]

bliaut m (plural bliauts)

  1. bliaut

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Old French[edit]

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From Frankish

Noun[edit]

bliaut m (oblique plural bliauz or bliautz, nominative singular bliauz or bliautz, nominative plural bliaut)

  1. bliaut