flathe

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English flathe (flatcake, flat fish), from Old English *flaþa ("flatcake"; found only in compound flæþecomb, fleþecomb (weaver's comb)), from Proto-Germanic *flaþô (flatcake), from Proto-Indo-European *plÀt- (broad, flat), from Proto-Indo-European *pele- (to spread out, be broad, be flat). Cognate with Dutch vla, vlade (baked custard, pancake), Middle Low German vlade (flatcake), German Fladen (a flatcake, cowpatty). Related to flan.

Noun[edit]

flathe (plural flathes)

  1. Flan.
  2. (dialectal, zoology) A ray or skate.

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