thin silk or linen

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Sendal — Sen dal, n. [OF. cendal (cf. Pr. & Sp. cendal, It. zendale), LL. cendallum, Gr. ??? a fine Indian cloth.] A light thin stuff of silk. [Written also {cendal}, and {sendal}.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Wore she not a veil of twisted sendal embroidered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sendal — Sendal, s. Cendal …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • sendal — [sen′dəl] n. [ME cendal < OFr < ML cendallum, prob. ult. < Gr sindōn, fine linen of Sem orig; as in Heb sadin, linen undergarment] a light silk fabric used in the Middle Ages for costumes, flags, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Sendal — CENDAL (Sandal, Sendal) A silk fabric of the 13th century, of Chinese origin, plain weave and used for vestments, banners, linings, etc., it resembled taffeta. This kind of cloth is now called Sarcenet. SENDAL See Cendal …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • sendal — /sen dl/, n. 1. a silk fabric in use during the Middle Ages. 2. a piece of this fabric or a garment made of it. Also, cendal. [1175 1225; ME cendal < OF, prob. through dissimilation < Gk sindón fine linen, SINDON] * * * …   Universalium

  • sendal — noun A light silk cloth. he was in a cote of rede sendell, and bare a mantell uppon hys sholder that was furred with ermyne, and put that uppon hym …   Wiktionary

  • sendal — sen|dal Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • sendal — sb. == a fine silk stuff. Body and Soul, 15. Fr. cendal. See Roq. s. v …   Oldest English Words

  • sendal — [ sɛnd(ə)l] noun historical a fine silk material used to make ceremonial robes and banners. Origin ME: from OFr. cendal, ult. from Gk sindōn …   English new terms dictionary

  • sendal — sen·dal …   English syllables

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