madras

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Madras.

Noun[edit]

madras (countable and uncountable, plural madrases)

  1. A brightly colored cotton fabric with a checked or striped pattern.
    • G. W. Cable
      A black woman in blue cotton gown, red-and-yellow madras turban [] crouched against the wall.
    • 2004, The New Yorker, 30 August 2004, p.38
      The service makes available, during limited weekend hours, a handful of the company’s items – cargo shorts, tank tops, and the like – to the Hamptons house guest who discovers that he can’t make it to Monday without purchasing one of those weird madras patchwork blazers
  2. A large handkerchief of this fabric, worn on the head in the West Indies.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch matras or German Matratze (from Middle High German, from Old Italian materazzo).

Noun[edit]

madras c (singular definite madrassen, plural indefinite madrasser)

  1. mattress

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English madras.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑdrɑs/, [ˈmɑdrɑs̠]
  • Rhymes: -ɑdrɑs
  • Syllabification(key): mad‧ras

Noun[edit]

madras

  1. madras (type of cotton fabric)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of madras (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative madras madrakset
genitive madraksen madrasten
madraksien
partitive madrasta madraksia
illative madrakseen madraksiin
singular plural
nominative madras madrakset
accusative nom. madras madrakset
gen. madraksen
genitive madraksen madrasten
madraksien
partitive madrasta madraksia
inessive madraksessa madraksissa
elative madraksesta madraksista
illative madrakseen madraksiin
adessive madraksella madraksilla
ablative madrakselta madraksilta
allative madrakselle madraksille
essive madraksena madraksina
translative madrakseksi madraksiksi
instructive madraksin
abessive madraksetta madraksitta
comitative madraksineen
Possessive forms of madras (type vastaus)
possessor singular plural
1st person madrakseni madraksemme
2nd person madraksesi madraksenne
3rd person madraksensa

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Madras.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.dʁas/, /ma.dʁɑs/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

madras m (plural madras)

  1. (textiles) madras

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French madras.

Noun[edit]

madras n (plural madrasuri)

  1. (textiles) madras

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • madras in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Màdras.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǎdras/
  • Hyphenation: mad‧ras

Noun[edit]

màdras m (Cyrillic spelling ма̀драс)

  1. (textiles) madras

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • madras” in Hrvatski jezični portal