satin

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See also: Satin, sätin, and sat in

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French satin, from Italian setino, probably via unattested Late Latin *sētīnus (silken (cloth)), from Latin sētā.[1] A common folk etymology derives it instead from Arabic زَيْتُون(zaytūn, Zayton; olive),[2] a calque of Quanzhou's former Chinese nickname 刺桐城 (Tung Tree City), after the trees which had been extensively planted there in the 10th century by Liu Congxiao,[3] but that derivation is unsupported.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsætɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ætɪn

Noun[edit]

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satin (countable and uncountable, 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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Adjective[edit]

satin (not comparable)

  1. Semigloss.
    satin paint

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Verb[edit]

satin (third-person singular simple present satins, present participle satining, simple past and past participle satined)

  1. (transitive) To make (paper, silver, etc.) smooth and glossy like satin.

Further reading[edit]

  • satin at OneLook Dictionary Search

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "satin, n. (and adj.)" in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1909.
  2. ^ E.g., Henry Yule's "Chinchew" entry for the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., 1878.
  3. ^ Kauz, Ralph. Aspects of the Maritime Silk Road, p. 145.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English satin, from Old French satin, from Italian setino, probably via unattested Late Latin sētīnus (silken [cloth]), from Latin sētā.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sa‧tin

Noun[edit]

satin

  1. satin

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

satin m (invariable)

  1. satin

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of satisne., satine

Adverb[edit]

satin (not comparable)

  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?

References[edit]

  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • are you in your right mind: satin (= satisne) sanus es?