This document was written on parchment.
- When you want a fancy paper for your wedding invitations and you order thin, stiff, flat paper made from sheepskin, this is an example of parchment.
- A collection of old maps and poems written on sheepskin is an example of parchment.
- the skin of an animal, usually a sheep or goat, prepared as a surface on which to write or paint
- paper specially treated to resemble parchment, and used for lampshades, stationery, etc.
- a document, manuscript, or diploma on parchment
Origin of parchmentMiddle English parchemin ; from Old French ; from Late Latin pergamina ; from Classical Latin (charta) Pergamena, (paper) of Pergamum, where used as a substitute for papyrus: altered in Old French by associated, association with parche, parchment ; from Late Latin parthica (pellis), literally , Parthian (leather)
- The skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write or paint.
- A written text or drawing on a sheet of this material.
- Paper made in imitation of this material.
Origin of parchmentMiddle English parchemin, parchement (influenced by Medieval Latin pergamentum), from Old French parchemin, from Late Latin pergam&imacron;na, variant of Latin pergam&emacron;na, from feminine of Pergam&emacron;nus, of Pergamum, from Greek Pergam&emacron;nos, after Pergamon, (Pergamum).
- A material, made from the polished skin of a calf, sheep, goat or other animal, used like paper for writing.
- A document made on such material.
- A diploma (traditionally written on parchment).
- Stiff paper imitating that material.
- The creamy to tanned color of parchment.
- The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.
From Middle English parchement, from Old French parchemin, via Latin pergamÄ«na, from Ancient Greek Î ÎµÏÎ³Î±Î¼Î·Î½ÏŒÏ‚ (PergamÄ“nos, “of Pergamun"), which is named for the Ancient city of Pergamon (modern Bergama) in Asia Minor, where it was invented as an expensive alternative for papyrus.