baldaquin

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EtymologyEdit

From French baldaquin, from Italian baldacchino, from Baldacco, a variant of Baghdad, where the material originally came from.

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NounEdit

baldaquin (countable and uncountable, plural baldaquins)

  1. (uncountable, archaic) A kind of embroidered material with gold thread-work.
  2. A fine canopy of silk, erected over shrines, thrones, etc.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French baldekin, from Italian baldacchino, from Baldacco, a variant of Baghdad, where the material originally came from.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

baldaquin m (plural baldaquins)

  1. baldaquin, canopy
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 00:45