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PREFERRED TERM
Motif  
DEFINITION
  • n. A termb borrowed from the French "motive" "motif". Any emblem or pattern that is worked weaved, embroided or stitched on fabrics, cloths, etc. It is any usually recurrent picture used as decoration on textiles.
BROADER CONCEPT
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
  • Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (eds). The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989. [www.oed.com]
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Motif

French

Motivo

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Motivo

Spanish

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