So I found out the French word for lace is dentelle. Usually domestic words like something so decorative as lace are much similar in spelling. For example, the word tapestry in French is tapisserie. Dents, in French means teeth, while the word elle means she. Maybe because lace leans toward being white or ivory in color and is associated with femininity, is how this textile material got it’s name. But if English and French both derive from Latin and border on similar spelling, sometimes for domesticated meanings, so why are the words spelt so different?