cates

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare acates, and see cater.

Noun[edit]

cates (plural only)

  1. (archaic) Provisions; food; viands; especially, luxurious food; delicacies; dainties.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    • Churchill
      Cates for which Apicius could not pay.
    • Robert Browning
      Choicest cates and the flagon's best spilth.

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

cates

  1. second-person singular present indicative of catar
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of catar

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

cates

  1. Second-person singular (tu) present subjunctive of catar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) negative imperative of catar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

cates

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of catar.