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14:54 Jan 30, 2009
English to Japanese translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: nainsook
Definition from weavers.org.uk:
A lightweight, plain-weave, cotton cloth with a soft finish, although French nainsook has a crisp finish. Sometimes this fabric is made with a closely woven satin or twill stripe forming a corded effect at intervals across the fabric. Often used in the manufacture of lingerie and dresses. The word nainsook comes from the Hindi words nain, meaning eye, and sukh, meaning delight. This fabric dates back to seventeenth century India when it was sometimes called nansook, nyansook or nainsook and was thought to give 'pleasure to the eye'.

Example sentence(s):
  • Nainsook and lawn were made in extra fine, fine and regular cottons with the extra fine nainsook having a silk finish. fabrics.net
  • This simple mode is illustrated in linen with Swiss insertion, edge lace and ribbon-run beading and also in nainsook with Valenciennes lace, insertion, ribbon and beading. vintagevictorian.com
  • The softest and finest fabrics are used for these dresses such as French and Persian lawn, batiste, handkerchief linen and nainsook. smockingstore.com
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3 +1ナインソック
Atsuko Tanimura
3ネーンスック
Mika Regan


  

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9 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
ナインソック


Definition from own experience or research:
柔らかく仕上げられた軽量な平織りのコットン生地のことをさすが、フランス製のナインソックは、ぱりっと仕上げられている。

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  • もっともソフトで目の細かい生地は、フレンチローンやペルシャンローン、バチスト布、ハンカチーフリネン、ナインソックといったドレスに使われている。 - smockingstore.com  
Atsuko Tanimura
Japan
Local time: 19:28
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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Yes  lingualabo: 稀にはネインスークと発音されることもあるようですが、日本での用例はナインソックの方が圧倒的に多いです。
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ネーンスック


Definition from 研究社 リーダーズ:
ネーンスック (一種の薄地綿布;インド原産)

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Explanation:
研究社リーダーズ、および特許庁の記載によれば「ネーンスック」です。
Mika Regan
United States
Local time: 03:28
Native speaker of: Japanese
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