amate

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English[edit]

a codex page written on amate

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish papel amate (amate paper), from Classical Nahuatl āmatl (paper).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amate (plural amates)

  1. Paper produced from the bark of adult Ficus trees.
  2. An art form based on Mexican bark painting from the Otomi culture.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French amater, amatir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

amate (third-person singular simple present amates, present participle amating, simple past and past participle amated)

  1. (obsolete) To dishearten, dismay.
    • Milton
      The Silures, to amate the new general, rumoured the overthrow greater than was true.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.i:
      Shall I accuse the hidden cruell fate, / And mightie causes wrought in heauen aboue, / Or the blind God, that doth me thus amate, / For hoped loue to winne me certaine hate?
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, XI, xii:
      Upon the walls the pagans old and young / Stood hush'd and still, amated and amazed.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.230:
      For the last [], he will be much amazed, he will be much amated.
    • c.1815, John Keats, "To Chatterton":
      Thou didst die / A half-blown flow'ret which cold blasts amate.

Etymology 3[edit]

a- +‎ mate.

Verb[edit]

amate (third-person singular simple present amates, present participle amating, simple past and past participle amated)

  1. (obsolete) To be a mate to; to match.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

amate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of ami

Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

amate

  1. past participle of amar

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

amate f pl

  1. feminine plural of amato

Noun[edit]

amate

  1. plural form of amata

Verb[edit]

amate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of amare
  2. second-person plural imperative of amare
  3. feminine plural of amato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

amāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of amō

Participle[edit]

amāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of amātus

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl āmatl (paper).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amate m (plural amates)

  1. amate tree (Ficus insipida)
  2. amate paper
  3. amate (art form)

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