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ZAYTūN > ZAITūN > SETA > SATIN (SATẽ)

This name derives from the 14th century Old French word “satin (satẽ)”, influenced in French by the Latin “seta” (silk), which in turn derives from the medieval Arabic “zaytūn > Zaitūn (the Chinese port city of Quanzhou from which came the fabric)". Zaitūn in Arabic language means “olive tree, a type of hardwood prayer beads”. The modern English meaning is "smooth, soft, delicate".

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