A colored linen tape woven on a simple narrow loom and used for trimmings.
The yarn or thread used in making this tape.
A kind of braided linen tape.
The thread or yarn from which this is made.
Origin of inkle
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from *inklen, inclen (“to give an inkling of, hint at, mention, utter in an undertone”), from inke (“apprehension, misgiving”), from Old English inca (“doubt, suspicion”), from Proto-Germanic *inkô (“ache, regret”), from Proto-Indo-European *yenǵ- (“illness”). Cognate with Old Frisian jinc (“angered”), Old Norse ekki (“pain, grief”), Norwegian ekkje (“lack, pity”).