ikat

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English[edit]

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A ceremonial ikat hanging from Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay ikat (bind).

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Noun[edit]

ikat (countable and uncountable, plural ikats)

  1. Traditional Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving.
    • 2009 February 13, Wendy Moonan, “Glamour Girls for the Middle Class”, in New York Times[1]:
      Other noteworthy sales included an Etruscan bronze by Royal-Athena Galleries; a 17th-century Mexican tortoise-shell and mother-of-pearl inlaid chest by Arita Gallery of Buenos Aires; Suzani and ikat textiles by Gallery Afrodit of Ankara, Turkey; and a Tiffany Studios peony lamp from 1900, sold by Macklowe.
  2. A work woven in this style.
    • 2008 June 12, Susan Joy, “Smooth Translations”, in New York Times[2]:
      Madeline Weinrib, for one, works with traditional artisans to update the hand-woven ikats she uses for her chic clutches.
  3. (as modifier) ikat weaving; ikat fabric.

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay ikat, from Proto-Malayic *ikət, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hikət, From Proto-Austronesian *Sikət (tie, bind, attach to by tying).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɪkat̚]
  • Hyphenation: ikat

Noun[edit]

ikat (first-person possessive ikatku, second-person possessive ikatmu, third-person possessive ikatnya)

  1. (uncountable) ikat (a style of weaving)
  2. frame
    Synonym: bingkai
  3. bundle
    Synonyms: berkas, bundel, gabung, kumpulan
  4. (figuratively) troop arrangement
  5. synonym of kebat

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Verb[edit]

ikat

  1. to tie; to bind

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of ikat (meng-, transitive)
Root ikat
Active Involuntary Passive Imperative Jussive
Active mengikat terikat diikat ikat ikatlah
Locative mengikati terikati diikati ikati ikatilah
Causative / Applicative1 mengikatkan diikatkan ikatkan ikatkanlah
Causative
1The -kan row is either causative or applicative, with transitive roots it mostly has applicative meaning.
Note: Some of these forms do normally not exist or are seldom used in standard Indonesian. Some also change meaning.

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *ikət, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hikət, From Proto-Austronesian *Sikət (tie, bind, attach to by tying).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ikat (Jawi spelling ايکت‎, informal 1st possessive ikatku, impolite 2nd possessive ikatmu, 3rd possessive ikatnya)

  1. (uncountable) ikat (a style of weaving)
  2. frame

Verb[edit]

ikat (Jawi spelling ايکت‎)

  1. to tie; to bind

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Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: ikat

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