French, from Late Latin filatus, past participle of filare
1759, in the meaning defined above
“Filature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filature. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.
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