Wednesday, June 17, 2015

word of the day: nainsook

… the fishermen dock
on navy blue
nainsook patchwork quilts
ready for love.

— Flavio de Araujo
translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

definition: A fine soft cotton fabric, a kind of muslin or jaconet, originally made in South Asia. Also: a garment made of this.

from the Oxford English Dictionary.

The word “nainsook” appears in the Portuguese as “nanzuque.”

1 comment:

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Interesting. :) New word.