Cotton Is Period? Really?

Cotton Names in other Languages, Medieval and Renaissance

Book Reviews | Dress Diaries | Articles | Gallery

The beginings with Sanskrit:
Culture Word
Sanskrit Karpasa
East Indian Karpasi
Hebrew Karpas/karpac
Greek Karpasos
Latin Carbasus
Persia Kirpas
Arabic Kirbas
Armenian Kerpas
Malay Kapas
Mongol Kabaz/Kabiz

From the spread of trade through the Mongols:
Middle Persian Pambak
Low Latin Bambacium
Croatia Bambak
Russia Bumaga
Turkey Pamuk
Hungarian Pamut
German Baumwolle (modern)

From the spread of trade with the Arabs:
Arabic Qutn (Iran??)
Sicilian Cuttonum/Bambacium
Spanish Al-godon, Algodon
Portugual Algodao
Italian Goton, modernly Cotone
Provencal Alcoto
Welsh Cotwn
Gaelic Coton
Old French Auqueton

Back to Cotton Article

Book Reviews | Dress Diaries | Articles | Gallery | Contact Us


This website is the created authorship of Brandy Dickson, also known in the SCA as Lady Desamona Villani. Copyrighted 2004-2008. Any questions or comments about the construction or contents of this website can be directed to her.