Glossary beginning with P

A collection of Renaissance Italian Clothing & textile terms from a variety of sources, including: Florio's Worlde of Wordes or Most copious and exact Dictionarie in Italian and English, collected by John Florio, 1598 (webbed at http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/library/florio.htm ) and glossary terms from Jacqueline Herald's Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500.

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PAGLIATOsearch for term

pallet, pale, or straw colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PAGLICCIOsearch for term

of a straw colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PAGNOSAsearch for term

a kind of wide long garment -Florio's World of Words,1598

PAGONACCIOsearch for term

a purple colour or French russet -Florio's World of Words,1598

PALANDRAsearch for term

a long Turkish garment, a horse-man's coat, a riding garment -Florio's World of Words,1598

PALANDRARAsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PALLA MUSCHIATAsearch for term

a musk ball or pomander -Florio's World of Words,1598

PALLIOsearch for term

a mantle, cloak, robe or other long garment as the knights of the garter wear. Also a cope or surplice -Florio's World of Words,1598

PALOMBINOsearch for term

a dove colour, a ring-dove colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PALUDAMENTOsearch for term

a coatarmour, a horseman's coat, a herald's coat of arms, a chief captain's rich garment, a triumphant robe, or imperial mantle -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANCHEsearch for term

brogues or such shoes as Irishmen wear -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANCIEsearch for term

Skins of fur from the underside of the animal's belly, which are of finer quality than those from the back (dossi). -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

PANECLOsearch for term

.also a riding cloth or horse cloth, a little cloth, a clout. -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNACCIOsearch for term

filthy coarse cloth, rug, or frieze, homespun cloth -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNETTOsearch for term

a little cloth, rag or clout, a napkin, a handkerchief, a towel, a rubber, a kercher -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNIsearch for term

all manner of clothes, garments, raiments or apparel, be it woollen or linen -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNI LINIsearch for term

any linen clothes -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNI LINI DI GAMBAsearch for term

linen hose or stockings -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNI VENDOLIsearch for term

such as sell old clothes, frippers, brokers -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNICELLIsearch for term

Cloths of linen, usually worn by women over the head and/or shoulders. -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

PANNINEsearch for term

all manner of woollen clothes or the trade of woollen clothes -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNITOsearch for term

a frock or cassock -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNO ACCOTTONATOsearch for term

cottoned, or frieze, cloth -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNO ALTOsearch for term

broadcloth -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNO BASSOsearch for term

narrow cloth -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNO COLLOsearch for term

a neck-cloth -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNO DI SETAsearch for term

any cloth made of silk -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNO LANAsearch for term

woollen cloth -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANNO LINOsearch for term

linen cloth -Florio's World of Words,1598

PANTOFOLEsearch for term

slippers, pantofles, chopines -Florio's World of Words,1598

PAPAFICOsearch for term

a kind of frock or gaberdine to ride in -Florio's World of Words,1598

PARAMOSCHEsearch for term

a fan of feathers to keep away flies with -Florio's World of Words,1598

PARDOsearch for term

a deer or sandy colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PASSAMANINIsearch for term

little or small laces or twists -Florio's World of Words,1598

PASSAMANOsearch for term

any kind of lace. Also bordering or guarding for garments -Florio's World of Words,1598

PASSAMANO D'ACCIAsearch for term

statute lace, crewel lace -Florio's World of Words,1598

PASSAMANO D'OROsearch for term

gold lace -Florio's World of Words,1598

PASSAMANO DI SETAsearch for term

any kind of silk lace -Florio's World of Words,1598

PASSAMENTAREsearch for term

to lace, or set or border a garment with lace -Florio's World of Words,1598

PASSATEMPO search for term

A short cloak, open at the sides, rather like some giornee. -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

PASSETTIsearch for term

little bosses or buttons of gold or silver -Florio's World of Words,1598

PASTELLOsearch for term

wood to dye blue withall -Florio's World of Words,1598

PATECCHIsearch for term

chopines or high shoes for women. Also stilts -Florio's World of Words,1598

PATIENTIAsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PATIENZAsearch for term

.Also a kind of habit or frock made of coarse hair cloth, that galley slaves are made to wear, or else certain religious men wear. -Florio's World of Words,1598

PAVONACCHIOsearch for term

a kind of purple, puke (puce?) or French russet colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PAVONACCHIO CUPOsearch for term

a deep dark purple or puke (puce?) colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PAVONAZZOsearch for term

Literally, peacock-coloured. However, it does not mean peacock-blue or -green, but rather relates to the color of the peahen -- a brownish tint of red. Red dye forms the basis of pavonazzo, the quality of which depends on the type of dye used, whether it be cremisi or grano. -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

Child terms: PAONAZZO, PAGONAZZO
PAGONAZZOsearch for term

See PAVONAZZO -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

PAONAZZOsearch for term

See PAVONAZZO -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

PEDALI DI LINOsearch for term

-woollen or linen socks for one's feet -Florio's World of Words,1598

PEDULEsearch for term

also a sock or thin pump -Florio's World of Words,1598

The protective sole attached to the bottom of each calza -- necessary when shoes or boots were not worn over the hose. -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

PELLANDAsearch for term

For Women, the word used in the north of Italy to denote an overdress; it is related to the houppelande of northern Europe. It is the equivalent of the Florentine cioppa (see CIOPPA). For Men, an ample overgarment, opening down the front, fur-lined, with full sleeves often cut into decorative hemlines (see FRAPPATURE). Towards the end of the century, the term pellanda dies out, and is replaced by the equivalent roba. -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

Child terms: OPELANDA
PELLEsearch for term

any kind of skin or fur -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLE DI CAMOCCIAsearch for term

a chamois skin -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLE DI VACCAsearch for term

a cow's hide, an ox hide -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLETARIAsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLETTARIAsearch for term

-the skinner's or furrier's trade -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLI DI ZEBELLINIsearch for term

a sable's skin -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLICCIAIOsearch for term

a skinner or furrier, a felt-monger, a leather seller, he that makes things of skins and furs and sells them, a pelt monger -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLICCIAREsearch for term

to fur or line with furs -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLICCIONEsearch for term

a furred gown or garment -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLICIAsearch for term

any kind of fur, or furred garment -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELLICIERIAsearch for term

a skinner's or furrier's shop -Florio's World of Words,1598

PELO DI LIONEsearch for term

A tawny yellow colour, resembling that of a lion's skin. -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

PENDAGLIOsearch for term

a tassel or pendant of a trumpet, a down-hanging pendant -Florio's World of Words,1598

PENDENTE DA ORECCHIAsearch for term

a jewel or pendent for one's ears -Florio's World of Words,1598

PENNAsearch for term

any kind of feather or quill, or pen, a writing pen. Also a plume -Florio's World of Words,1598

PENNACCHIOsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PENNACCIOsearch for term

a plume or bunch of feathers -Florio's World of Words,1598

PENNAIVOLOsearch for term

a penner to put in writing pens, a woman's needlecase -Florio's World of Words,1598

PENNARVOLOsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PENULAsearch for term

a kind of cloak worn when it rains -Florio's World of Words,1598

PEPERIGNOsearch for term

a kind of black building stone. Also of the colour of pepper -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERFIUMOsearch for term

perfume or sweet scent -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERFUMAREsearch for term

to perfume -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERIZORNAsearch for term

a truss worn about the private parts or cover for them -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERLAsearch for term

a gem, a pearl -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERLAREsearch for term

to impearl, to adorn with pearls -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERLEsearch for term

pearls, jewels, gems -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERLETTEsearch for term

little, small, seed pearls -Florio's World of Words,1598

PEROLOsearch for term

a little button or tassel of wool on the top and middle of a knit cap -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERSICHINOsearch for term

a peach colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PERSOsearch for term

lost, forlorn. Also a dark, brown, black mourning colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PESSOsearch for term

a pessary or suppository made of soft wool like a finger, used for secret purposes among women -Florio's World of Words,1598

PETTIERAsearch for term

a stomacher or breast garment -Florio's World of Words,1598

PETTINEsearch for term

any manner of comb to comb the head or hair -Florio's World of Words,1598

PETTINE D'AVORRIOsearch for term

an ivory comb -Florio's World of Words,1598

PETTINE DI LEGNOsearch for term

a wooden comb -Florio's World of Words,1598

PEVERIGNOsearch for term

also of the colour of pepper -Florio's World of Words,1598

PEVERINOsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PEZZETTAsearch for term

a little clout, rag, patch, tatter -Florio's World of Words,1598

PEZZETTE DI LEVANTEsearch for term

certain pieces of linen that women rub and paint their faces with -Florio's World of Words,1598

PHECASIOsearch for term

a kind of shoes that priests were wont to wear, peculiar to sacrificing priests -Florio's World of Words,1598

PHILARRTHIOsearch for term

an herb used to dye purple -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIANELETTEsearch for term

little pantofles, chopines, or night slippers -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIANELLAsearch for term

also a woman's pantofle -Florio's World of Words,1598

A form of shoe with a leather sole built up into a wedge, the foot being covered with a strap or band of silk textile. At its lowest, the pianella resembles a simple slipper or mule; however, it could also reach uncomfortable heights, for in 1480 in Venice the sole measured the equivalent of about half a metre (Molmenti, op.cit., p. 262). The fashion for tall pianelle was not just a Venetian one; for on his journey from Milan to Genoa in 1480 the Florentine Giovanni Ridolfi, commented with surprise on the Genoese women going about with no, or at least very low pianelle (senza pianelle o basse basse). (Levi Pisetzky, La Storia del Costume, op.cit., p. 219.) -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

PIANELLAIOsearch for term

a pantofle or chopines maker -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIANELLARIAsearch for term

a place where shoes and pantofles are made and sold -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIANELLEsearch for term

night slippers, chopines, or pantofles -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIANEZZA DEL'ANELLOsearch for term

the bezel or head of a ring where the stone is set in -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIANTA DA CUOIOsearch for term

an herb used to dye black, and to tan leather called sumach -Florio's World of Words,1598

PICCICHETTOsearch for term

a glover's tool -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIEGAMENTOsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIEGGAsearch for term

a fold, a plait, an infolding, a bending,a bowing, a stooping, a yielding, a wrinkling, a wrinkle -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIERLAsearch for term

as Perla -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIGMENTOsearch for term

also women's paintings, or painters colours -Florio's World of Words,1598

PILATUROsearch for term

a pair of mulers (?) to pull out hairs with -Florio's World of Words,1598

PILLUCAREsearch for term

to pick our pull out hairs or feathers one by one -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIOLETTAsearch for term

as Pianella -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIOMBINOsearch for term

a plummet of lead or level as carpenters usealso of the colour of lead -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIOVALEsearch for term

a church cope or priest's garment -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIVIOLOsearch for term

a setting or poking stick to set ruffs with -Florio's World of Words,1598

PIVOLOsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PLOMBÉOsearch for term

leaden coloured -Florio's World of Words,1598

PÓLANAsearch for term

a kind of coarse woollen cloth -Florio's World of Words,1598

POLAREsearch for term

a kind of woollen stuff as buffin, mockado, durance, or rash -Florio's World of Words,1598

POMADA, POMATAsearch for term

a pomade to supple one's lips, lip-salve -Florio's World of Words,1598

PONTALEsearch for term

a tag of a point, an aglet in a cap -Florio's World of Words,1598

PONTALIsearch for term

aglets in caps, or tags of points -Florio's World of Words,1598

PONTELLOsearch for term

any kind of underproper or stay, a bodkin -Florio's World of Words,1598

PONZONAREsearch for term

to pounce or prick or work pouncing work -Florio's World of Words,1598

PORPORAsearch for term

purple or scarlet. Also a king's robe -Florio's World of Words,1598

PORPORAREsearch for term

to empurple or enrobe with scarlet -Florio's World of Words,1598

PORPOREOsearch for term

of purple or of scarlet hue -Florio's World of Words,1598

PORPORINAsearch for term

of purple colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PORRÉOsearch for term

of the colour of a leek -Florio's World of Words,1598

PORRIGINEsearch for term

-the dandruff, scurf, or scales in men's heads, beards or brows -Florio's World of Words,1598

PORTA BERRETTAsearch for term

a cap case, a hat case, a budget, a portmanteau -Florio's World of Words,1598

PRASINOsearch for term

a kind of yellowish-green, or as Some think a leek-green colour -Florio's World of Words,1598

PROFUMAREsearch for term

to perfume, or cause to smell sweet -Florio's World of Words,1598

PROFUMARIAsearch for term

a perfumer's shop -Florio's World of Words,1598

PROFUMAROsearch for term

a perfumer -Florio's World of Words,1598

PROFUMATOsearch for term

perfumed -Florio's World of Words,1598

PROFUMIEREsearch for term

a perfumer -Florio's World of Words,1598

PROFUMOsearch for term

a perfume or sweet smell -Florio's World of Words,1598

PSILLIOsearch for term

an ointment to take away hair -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNICOsearch for term

a colour as red as scarlet. Some take it for yellow -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNTAsearch for term

The point, sometimes of precious metal, which reinforces the tip of a ribbon or cord used for lacing up clothes. They pass through the eyelets (magliette) of silver or silver-gilt. The term comes to mean the whole lace, not just the metal tip. -Dress in Renaissance Italy 1400-1500

Child terms: AGHETTO/AGUGELLO, AGHETTO, AGUGELLO
PUNTALETTIsearch for term

as above -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNTALIsearch for term

tags of points, aglets, bodkins -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNTAREsearch for term

to stitch, to quilt any work -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNTATOsearch for term

stitched or quilted, counterpointed any work -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNTELLIsearch for term

bodkins -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNTOsearch for term

a stitch, a stitch or prick in any work or sewing, a counterpoint -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNZONAREsearch for term

also to pounce or work pouncing work -Florio's World of Words,1598

PUNZONEsearch for term

also a bodkin, or any sharp pointed thing -Florio's World of Words,1598

PURGATORE DI PANNAsearch for term

a trimmer, a scourer or dresser, or cleanser or washer of clothes -Florio's World of Words,1598

PÚRPURAsearch for term

the purple colour, a prince's or chief man's purple garment -Florio's World of Words,1598

PURPURATOsearch for term

apparelled in purple, of, or belonging to purple or purple colour. Also clothed in garments of purple -Florio's World of Words,1598

PURPURÉOsearch for term

of the colour of purple, like purple, red, bluish, arrayed in purple -Florio's World of Words,1598

PURPURINOsearch for term

also a lively red colour women use for painting called cheek varnish -Florio's World of Words,1598