SCARLET , a vivid,bright red
See also:colour, somewhat .inclined to orange . The word appears in most
See also:languages; cf . Ger . Scharlach, Swed. skarlakan, Ital. scarlatto, &c.; the
See also:form is an adaptation of the O . Fr. escarlate, mod. ecarlate . The origin of these is to be found in the Persian saglan, meaning " broad-
See also:cloth." There are various forms, sagaldt, sigalat, suglat; this cloth was chiefly used for dresses, flags, large tents and trappings, and was frequently scarlet in colour, and hence its name became applied to the colour .
ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1659-1725)
SCARLET FEVER, or SCARLATINA
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