What is Kant?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
May 14, 2015
What is Kant?

The word "Kant" is a multi-meaning and is used in various fields. Having heard this word, many may confuse it with the German classic - philosopher Immanuel Kant, who has nothing to do with the meaning of the word.

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The meaning of the word Kant

The concept of "Kant" is widely used in needlework. This word can be used to designate a colored lace or a narrow strip of fabric with which the edges of the product are processed. For example, "Kant was ideally sewn along the bottom edge of the skirt" or "If you make a piping, then the product will not crumble."

Also, this word can be used to denote the edge of a wooden product, processed in such a way that a triangle is visible in cross section. You can process the tree in this way with special tools.

In the field of printing, edging is called a strip, which can be pasted over along the edge of a frame, a drawing or a table: “Her drawing was trimmed with edging, which gave it even greater elegance.”

In music, the word "Kant" is used to mean a polyphonic song, common in Russia in the 17-18 centuries. The concept originates from the Latin "cantus", which means "singing" or "chanting".Initially, the cants were performed by three artists without musical accompaniment; their main theme was religious melodies. You should not confuse “Kant” in this sense with “Kantik” - the designation of a biblical song.

We hope that the meaning of the word "Kant" is now clear.