Origin of noilfrom southwestern Yorkshire dialect, dialectal from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Origin of noilPerhaps from Middle English noil from Old French noel from Medieval Latin nōdellus from Latin diminutive of nōdus knot ; see node .
- A short fibre left over from combing wool or spinning silk during the preparation of textile yarns. Sometimes it is referred to as 'Raw Silk', although this is somewhat of a misnomer.
- The silk noil was slightly nubby with random flecks in an off-white colour.
Perhaps from Middle English *noil, from Old French noel, from Medieval Latin nÅdellus, from Latin, diminutive of nodus.