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14:54 Jan 30, 2009
English to Turkish 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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4 +1Nansuk
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Nansuk


Definition from Zamane Sözlük:
Nansuk: pamuklu bir kumaş, bir çeşit patiska.

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Explanation:
Another term that is used, albeit less frequently, is "Hint patiskası."
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