muslin

muslin (n.) c.1600, "delicately woven cotton fabric," from Fr. mousseline (17c.), from It. mussolina, from Mussolo, Italian name of MOSUL (Cf. Mosul), city in northern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) where muslin was made. Like many fabric names, it has changed meaning over the years, in this case from luxurious to commonplace. In 13c. French, mosulin meant "cloth of silk and gold." The meaning "everyday cotton fabric for shirts, bedding, etc." is first attested 1872 in American English.

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  • Muslin — This name is derived from the City of Mossoul, where the fabric was first made (Marco Polo), (see Mosolin). It is a very light, open plain weave cloth used for summer dresses and made in numerous qualities from super yarns, such as 52 ends and 60 …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Muslin — Mus lin, n. [F. mousseline; cf. It. mussolino, mussolo, Sp. muselina; all from Mussoul a city of Mesopotamia, Ar. Mausil, Syr. Mauzol, Muzol, Mosul, where it was first manufactured. Cf. {Mull} a kind of cloth.] A thin cotton, white, dyed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muslin — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Marko Muslin (* 1985), französisch serbischer Fußballspieler Slavoljub Muslin (* 1953), serbischer Fußballspieler und trainer Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Muslin — Muslin, seines, durchsichtiges Baumwollenzeug, aus nur wenig gedrehtem Garne gewebt, daher an der Oberfläche etwas faserig und rauh. Es hat seinen Namen von der Stadt Mosul in Asien. Der erste M. kam 1670 nach England und 20 Jahre später wurden… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • muslin — MUSLÍN s.n. v. muselină. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  MUSLÍN s.n. v. muselină. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • muslin — [muz′lin] n. [Fr mousseline < It mussolino < mussolo, muslin, after Mussolo (< Ar Mauṣil), Mosul, city in Iraq, where it was made] any of various strong, often sheer cotton fabrics of plain weave; esp., a heavy variety used for sheets,… …   English World dictionary

  • muslin — mùslīn m <G muslína> DEFINICIJA fina pamučna, vunena ili svilena tkanina, koprenasto prozirna, uglavnom jednobojna, izrađena u platnovezu, podrijetlom iz Iraka ETIMOLOGIJA fr. mousseline ← tal. mussolina, prema gradu Mosulu u Iraku gdje je… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • muślin — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. muślinnie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} lekka, cienka, półprzezroczysta tkanina z jedwabiu lub rzadziej z bawełny, pochodząca ze Wschodu, używana do wyrobu strojów kobiecych i zasłon <fr. z arab.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • muslin — ► NOUN ▪ lightweight cotton cloth in a plain weave. ORIGIN Italian mussolina, from Mussolo Mosul (the place in Iraq where it was formerly made) …   English terms dictionary

  • Muslin — Woman s muslin dress, Europe, c. 1855. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, M.2007.211.755. Muslin (English pronunciation: /ˈmʌslɨn/, or less frequently: (/ˈmjuːslɨn/) is a loosely woven cotton fabric originated in Bangla …   Wikipedia

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