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 泉州, Quanzhou in the Fujian province, known as Citong in the Middle ages. The French word's form is perhaps influenced by Latin seta ‎(silk). OED finds the Arabic theory insupportable and instead suggests the French word as coming directly from Latin. [1]

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Adjective[edit]

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. ^ Reference.com article explaining etymology

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

satin m ‎(invariable)

  1. satin

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A contraction of satisne.

Adverb[edit]

satin

  1. introducing questions
    Satin' hoc plane?
    Is this beyond all doubt?
    Satin' omnia ex sententia?
    Is everything going according to plan?
    Satin' salva sunt omnia?
    Is everything sound?