baldachino

baldachin

[bal-duh-kin, bawl-]
noun
1.
Also, baudekin. Textiles. a silk brocade interwoven with gold or silver threads, used chiefly for ceremonial purposes.
2.
Architecture. a permanent ornamental canopy, as above a freestanding altar or throne.
3.
a portable canopy carried in religious processions.
Also, baldacchino, baldachino [bal-duh-kee-noh] , baldaquin.


Origin:
1250–1300; earlier baldakin < Medieval Latin baldakinus < Italian baldacchino, equivalent to Baldacc(o) Baghdad (famous as a source of silk brocades) + -ino -ine1

baldachined, adjective
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baldachin, baldaquin or baldachino (ˈbɔːldəkɪn, ˌbɔːldəˈkiːnəʊ)
 
n
1.  a richly ornamented silk and gold brocade
2.  a canopy of fabric or stone over an altar, shrine, or throne in a Christian church or carried in Christian religious processions over an object of veneration
 
[Old English baldekin, from Italian baldacchino, literally: stuff from Baghdad, from Baldacco Baghdad, noted for its brocades]
 
baldaquin, baldaquin or baldachino
 
n
 
[Old English baldekin, from Italian baldacchino, literally: stuff from Baghdad, from Baldacco Baghdad, noted for its brocades]
 
baldachino, baldaquin or baldachino
 
n
 
[Old English baldekin, from Italian baldacchino, literally: stuff from Baghdad, from Baldacco Baghdad, noted for its brocades]

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