TAFFATA

TAFFATA
in Monastico Anglic. Tom. III. part. 2. p. 86. Unum mantellum —— duplicatum cum viridi taffata; sericus pannus, quem hodieque Taffetas Galli vocant. Voss. de Idolol. l. 4. c. 9. Iam quanti istud existimandum, quod bombyces suppeditant vestem sericam? Quare vel aestivô tempore aptior, vel hibernô, vel verno, vel autumnali. In aestu magno ob levitatem accommodatissima tafetata, in minori, ormesina etc. A'Tavio
urbe, vide ibi.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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  • taffata — taf·fa·ta …   English syllables

  • taffata — noun see taffeta …   Useful english dictionary

  • taffeta — noun Etymology: Middle English taffata, from Anglo French, from Old Italian taffettà, from Turkish tafta, from Persian tāftah woven Date: 14th century a crisp plain woven lustrous fabric of various fibers used especially for women s clothing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • taffeta — /taf i teuh/, n. 1. a medium weight or light weight fabric of acetate, nylon, rayon, or silk, usually smooth, crisp, and lustrous, plain woven, and with a fine crosswise rib effect. 2. any of various other fabrics of silk, linen, wool, etc., in… …   Universalium

  • taffeta — [ tafɪtə] noun a fine lustrous silk or similar synthetic fabric with a crisp texture. Origin ME: from OFr. taffetas or med. L. taffata, based on Pers. tāftan to shine …   English new terms dictionary

  • taffeta — taf•fe•ta [[t]ˈtæf ɪ tə[/t]] n. pl. tas, adj. 1) tex a smooth, crisp, usu. lustrous fabric of silk, rayon, acetate, or various other fibers, in plain weave, with a fine horizontal rib 2) tex of or resembling taffeta • Etymology: 1325–75; ME… …   From formal English to slang

  • taffeta — /ˈtæfətə / (say tafuhtuh) noun 1. a lustrous silk or rayon fabric of plain weave. 2. any of various other fabrics of silk, linen, wool, etc., in use at different periods. –adjective 3. of or resembling taffeta. {Middle English taffata, from… …   Australian English dictionary

  • taffeta — [taf′i tə] n. [ME taffata < OFr taffetas < It taffetà < Pers tāftah, woven < tāftan, to weave, spin, shine] a fine, rather stiff fabric of silk, nylon, acetate, etc., with a sheen adj. like or made of taffeta …   English World dictionary

  • taffeta — n. a fine lustrous silk or silklike fabric. Etymology: ME f. OF taffetas or med.L taffata, ult. f. Pers. tafta past part. of taftan twist …   Useful english dictionary

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