dimity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: alteration of Middle English demyt, from Medieval Latin dimitum, from Middle Greek dimitos of double thread, from Greek di- + mitos warp thread Date: 1570 a sheer usually corded cotton fabric of plain weave in checks or stripes

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  • Dimity — Dim i*ty, n. [Prob. fr. Gr. ? of double thread, dimity; di = di s twice + ? a thread of the warp; prob. through D. diemet, of F. dimite, d[ e]mitte. Cf. {Samite}.] A cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dimĭty — Dimĭty, s. Dimites …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dimity — Dimity, dichter Baumwollenstoff, bei dem in der Anordnung von Längsstreifen Ketten und Schußköper abwechseln …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dimity — Dimity, s. Weberei …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Dimity — Dimĭty (engl.), dichtes geköpertes Baumwollzeug, dem Barchent ähnlich …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dimity — Dimity, engl. geköpertes Baumwollenzeug …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • dimity — mid 15c., from It. dimiti, pl. of dimito, a name for a kind of strong cotton cloth, from M.L. dimitum, from Gk. dimitos of double thread, from di (see DI (Cf. di ) (1)) + mitos warp thread, thread (see MITRE (Cf. mitre)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dimity — [dim′ə tē] n. pl. dimities [ME demit < ML dimitum < MGr dimitos, double threaded < dis , TWO + mitos, a thread: cf. TWILL] a thin, corded or patterned cotton cloth …   English World dictionary

  • Dimity — A bustle made from dimity, 1881. Dimity is a lightweight, sheer cotton fabric having at least two warp threads thrown into relief to form fine cords. It is a cloth commonly employed for bed upholstery and curtains, and usually white, though… …   Wikipedia

  • dimity — /dim i tee/, n., pl. dimities. a thin cotton fabric, white, dyed, or printed, woven with a stripe or check of heavier yarn. [1400 50; earlier dimite, late ME demyt < ML dimettum < Gk dímiton, n. use of neut. of dímitos double threaded, equiv. to… …   Universalium

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