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16:57 Mar 1, 2010
English to Ukrainian translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: nainsook
Definition from
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.
  • 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.
  • The softest and finest fabrics are used for these dresses such as French and Persian lawn, batiste, handkerchief linen and nainsook.
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5 +1нансук
Kateryna Sysoyeva


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Definition from own experience or research:
Нансук -- тонка бавовняна білизняна тканина, схожа за виробленням на полотно.
(визначення узято з "Енциклопедичного словника УКРАЇНА" (Київ, вид. "Аконіт", 2008, автор-упорядник Оксана Сліпушко)

Example sentence(s):
  • Гребінна бавовняна пряжа тонша, застосовують її для виготовлення таких тканин, як батист, нансук, маркізет, вольта та деяких високоякісних одягових тканин. - Матеріалознавство, ме  
  • Виряджена на модерний лад, в напівблузончику з нансуку, у шарфі боа із пір’я папуги, понизана прикрасами від ніг до голови, вона вдавала ніби зазирнула в альтанку мимохідь, дефілюючи на променаді. - А. Манамс  
  • Групу бавовняних тканин і типу бавовняних представляють: батист, марльовка, ситець, денім, каніфас, тик, бязь, перкаль, нансук, органді, піке, поплін, вуаль - Хімволокно  
Kateryna Sysoyeva
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Yes  Kateryna Mazur
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