Synonyms for parchment

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pahrch-muh nt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɑrtʃ mənt

Définition of parchment

Origin :
  • c.1300, parchemin (c.1200 as a surname), from Old French parchemin (11c., Old North French parcamin), from Late Latin pergamena "parchment," noun use of adjective (as in pergamena charta, Pliny), from Late Greek pergamenon "of Pergamon," from Pergamon "Pergamum" (modern Bergama), city in Mysia in Asia Minor where parchment supposedly first was adopted as a substitute for papyrus, 2c. B.C.E. Possibly influenced in Vulgar Latin by Latin parthica (pellis) "Parthian (leather)." Altered in Middle English by confusion with nouns in -ment and by influence of Medieval Latin collateral form pergamentum.
  • noun vellum
  • noun material for writing
Example sentences :
  • He lifted Dennet on his shoulder, and bade her wave her parchment.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Know then that for every parchment in England there are twenty in France.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "I can see now that it is even so," said John, examining the parchment again.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • His parchment face crackled with an almost tender complacency.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • I mind the time when her yellow arms were naught but bone and parchment.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • His king gave him letters on parchment to take to King Iobates of Lycia.
  • Extract from : « Classic Myths » by Mary Catherine Judd
  • Right under the 1748 of the parchment, stood on the vellum cover 1747.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • My old experience with parchment in the mending of my uncle's books came to my aid.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • It was of parchment, much thinner than the others, which were of vellum.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • The door was closed, and the parchment of the window hid the interior.
  • Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum

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