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parch·ment

 (pärch′mənt)
n.
1. The skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write or paint.
2. A written text or drawing on a sheet of this material.
3. Paper made in imitation of this material.

[Middle English parchemin, parchement (influenced by Medieval Latin pergamentum), from Old French parchemin, from Late Latin pergamīna, variant of Latin pergamēna, from feminine of Pergamēnus, of Pergamum, from Greek Pergamēnos, after Pergamon (Pergamum).]

parchment

(ˈpɑːtʃmənt)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the skin of certain animals, such as sheep, treated to form a durable material, as for bookbinding, or (esp formerly) manuscripts
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a manuscript, bookbinding, etc, made of or resembling this material
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a type of stiff yellowish paper resembling parchment
[C13: from Old French parchemin, via Latin from Greek pergamēnē, from Pergamēnos of Pergamum (where parchment was made); the form of Old French parchemin was influenced by parche leather, from Latin Parthica (pellis) Parthian (leather)]
ˈparchmenty adj

parch•ment

(ˈpɑrtʃ mənt)

n.
1. the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for writing on.
2. a manuscript or document on such material.
3. a stiff off-white paper treated to resemble this material.
4. a diploma.
[1275–1325; late Middle English; Middle English parchemin < Old French < Gallo-Romance *particamīnum, b. Latin Parthica (pellis) Parthian (leather) and Medieval Latin pergamīnum, Late Latin pergamēnum, for Pergamēna charta paper of Pergamum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parchment - a superior paper resembling sheepskinparchment - a superior paper resembling sheepskin
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
2.parchment - skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
animal skin - the outer covering of an animal
vellum - fine parchment prepared from the skin of a young animal e.g. a calf or lamb
Translations
رَق، جِلْد للكِتابَه
pergamen
pergament
pergamenttipergamenttipaperi
pergamen
pergament, bókfell
pergamentas
pergaments
pergamen

parchment

[ˈpɑːtʃmənt] Npergamino m

parchment

[ˈpɑːrtʃmənt] nparchemin m

parchment

nPergament nt

parchment

[ˈpɑːtʃmənt] npergamena

parchment

(ˈpaːtʃmənt) noun
a (piece of a) material used for writing on, made from animal skin. Medieval men often wrote on parchment.
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