diaphanous








adjective

  1. very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent.
  2. delicately hazy.

adjective

  1. (usually of fabrics such as silk) fine and translucent
adj.

1610s, from Medieval Latin diaphanus, from Greek diaphanes “transparent,” from dia- “through” (see dia-) + phainesthai, middle voice form (subject acting on itself) of phainein “to show” (see phantasm).

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