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Textile table cloth etymology

Textile table cloth etymology

Jul 24, 2018

The word textile is from Latin, from the adjective textilis, meaning woven, from textus, the past participle of the verb texere,to weave.

The word fabric also derives from Latin, most recently from the Middle French fabrique, or building, thing made, and earlier as the Latin fabrica workshop; an art, trade; a skilful production, structure, fabric, which is from the Latin faber, or artisan who works in hard materials', from PIE dhabh-, meaning to fit together.

The word cloth derives from the Old English clað, meaning a cloth, woven or felted material to wrap around one, from Proto-Germanic kalithaz.