perkament

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: per‧ka‧ment
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology[edit]

From Old French parchemin, via Latin pergamīna, from Ancient Greek Περγαμηνός (Pergamēnós, of Pergamun), which is named for the Ancient city of Pergamon (modern Bergama) in Asia Minor, where it was invented as an expensive alternative for papyrus.

Noun[edit]

perkament n (plural perkamenten, diminutive perkamentje n)

  1. parchment (material, uncountable)
  2. a document such as a certificate scribed on parchment