Origin: prob. < MFr tiretaine, a cloth of mixed fibers < OFr tiret, a kind of cloth < tire, cloth (of silk) from the East < ML tyrius, material from Tyre < L Tyrus, Tyre; sp. infl. by ME tartarin, a rich material < MFr (drap) tartarin, Tartar (cloth)
Origin: Fr tartane < It tartana, prob. ult. < Ar tarrād (colloquial form taṭrīda), small, swift kind of ship
See tartan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English tartane
Origin: , possibly from Old French tiretaine, linsey-woolsey
Origin: , probably from tiret, a kind of cloth
Origin: , from tire, silk cloth
Origin: , from Latin Tyrius, Tyrian (cloth)
Origin: , from Tyrus, Tyre.
Origin: French tartane
Origin: , from Provençal tartano
Origin: , from Old Provençal tartana, buzzard
Origin: , of imitative origin.
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