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German translation: Seidenorganza

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13:12 Oct 3, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: silk gazar
His favourite fabric was silk gazar, which satisfied his instinct for the sculptural.
Ute Wietfeld
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:02
German translation:Seidenorganza
Explanation:
According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary,

1) gazar is a silk organza

2) organza is a sheer dress fabric (as of silk or nylon) resembling organdy

3) organdy is a very fine transparent muslin with a stiff finish

- which probably makes silk gazar a sheer silk fabric with a stiff finish.

(I have a lurking suspicion that gazar might be Gazar in German just as organza is Organza!)
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Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 01:02
Grading comment
Many thanks for that - I also had the suspicion that Gazar was the German but couldn't find it anywhere on the net... - I'll keep searching or use organza...
Ute
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Summary of answers provided
naAddition!Randi Stenstrop
naSeidenorganzaRandi Stenstrop
naRohseide
Johanna Timm, PhD
naSeidengazeUlrike Lieder


  

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55 mins
Seidengaze


Explanation:
For some pictures of silk gazar gowns, see the following URLs:
http:/ / www.kent.edu/ museum/ anne/ KSUM/ toledo/ martha.html
http:/ / www.rkbridal.com/ bridal/ marisab359.html
http:/ / www.bridalfashionshow.com/ fashionshow/ showpages/ 22full.htm
http:/ / www.birnbaumandbullock.com / sabine.htm

(Interestingly enough, a Google search come up empty, but a Northern Light search yielded a good number hits).

As near as I can tell, Seidengaze is the correct translation.
Couldn't find silk gazar or gazar in either Muret-Sanders or in Websters Unabridged. And, as I said, only Northern Lights yielded any hits on the English.

Hohenadel, Textilwörterbuch, gives the following translations for silk gauze: Seidengaze, Müllergaze, Siebgaze, Seidenflor.
Hope this helps a bit!

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 16:02
Native speaker of: German
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59 mins
Rohseide


Explanation:
Gazar is a mongolian word which refers to a certain region in the Himalayas where this particular silk is manufactured. It is a transparent ( gauze-like) fabric. The english word gauze is actually derived from the persian qaezz, arab. qazz( raw silk). Raw silk as opposed to fine spun silk has a somewhat irregulat structure, which would fit with the "sense for the sculptural" .
HTH


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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
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2 hrs
Seidenorganza


Explanation:
According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary,

1) gazar is a silk organza

2) organza is a sheer dress fabric (as of silk or nylon) resembling organdy

3) organdy is a very fine transparent muslin with a stiff finish

- which probably makes silk gazar a sheer silk fabric with a stiff finish.

(I have a lurking suspicion that gazar might be Gazar in German just as organza is Organza!)

Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 01:02
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 98
Grading comment
Many thanks for that - I also had the suspicion that Gazar was the German but couldn't find it anywhere on the net... - I'll keep searching or use organza...
Ute
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2 hrs
Addition!


Explanation:
I forgot one thing: I think it was probably the stiffness of the gazar that "satisfied his instinct for the sculptural.

Randi Stenstrop
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Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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