pat

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See also: Pat, p3t, PAT, päť, and рат

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *patten, alteration (with loss of medial l) of Middle English platten, pletten (to pat), from Old English plættan (to buffet, strike, slap, smack, to give a sounding blow), from Proto-Germanic *plat- (to strike, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *b(e)lad-, *b(e)led- (to strike, beat). Cognate with Middle Dutch platten, pletten (to strike, bruise, crush, rub), German platzen (to split, burst, break up), Bavarian patzen (to pat), Swedish plätta, pjätta (to pat, tap). For loss of l, compare patch for platch; pate for plate, etc. See plat.

Noun[edit]

pat (plural pats)

  1. The sound of a light slap or tap with a soft flat object, especially of a footstep
  2. A light tap or slap, especially with the hands
  3. A flattish lump of soft matter, especially butter or dung.
    • Charles Dickens
      It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter.
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Verb[edit]

pat (third-person singular simple present pats, present participle patting, simple past and past participle patted)

  1. To (gently) tap the flat of one's hand on a person or thing.
    To show affection, he decided he would pat the boy on the head.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty Chapter 22[1]
      He came round to each of us to pat and speak to us for the last time; his voice sounded very sad.
  2. To hit lightly and repeatedly with the flat of the hand to make smooth or flat
    I patted the cookie dough into shape.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum , The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      Before they went to see Glinda, however, they were taken to a room of the Castle, where Dorothy washed her face and combed her hair, and the Lion shook the dust out of his mane, and the Scarecrow patted himself into his best shape, and the Woodman polished his tin and oiled his joints.
  3. (Australia, New Zealand) To stroke or fondle (an animal).
    Do you want to pat the cat?
  4. To gently rain.
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Adjective[edit]

pat (comparative more pat, superlative most pat)

  1. timely, suitable, apt, opportune, ready for the occasion; especially of things spoken
    a pat expression
    • 1788, Cowper, Pity for Africans, p 18
      A story so pat, you may think it is coined.
  2. trite, being superficially complete, lacking originality
    • 2010, New York Times, Editorial: Jobs and the Class of 2010, May 23.
      The pat answer is that college students should consider graduate school as a way to delay a job search until things turn around, and that more high school students should go to college to improve their prospects.
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Adverb[edit]

pat (comparative more pat, superlative most pat)

  1. opportunely, in a timely or suitable way.
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet III.iii
      Now might I do it pat
  2. Perfectly.
    He has the routine down pat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

pat (plural pats)

  1. patent
  2. (knitting) pattern
    • 2012, Kari Cornell, Knitting Sweaters from around the World (page 52)
      Work in pat to next underarm marker, sm, place next st on holder []

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *patiō < Latin patior. Compare Daco-Romanian păți.

Verb[edit]

pat (past participle pãtsitã)

  1. I experience, undergo. (something bad, unplesant, unexpected, etc.)

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Bakung[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Sarawak *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Bintulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Sarawak *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Bunun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Central Melanau[edit]

Central Melanau cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : pat

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Sarawak *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

pat m

  1. (chess) stalemate

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian patta (tie, draw), influenced by mat (mate).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pat m (plural pats)

  1. stalemate (chess)

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pat n (genitive singular pats, no plural)

  1. gesticulation, gesture

Declension[edit]

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : pat

Etymology[edit]

From Malay pat, shortened form of empat, from Proto-Malayic *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *əmpat, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. Alternative form of empat.

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Javanese pat, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Alternative forms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Lamaholot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

pat

  1. rafsi of pante.

Malay[edit]

Malay cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : pat

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of empat, from Proto-Malayic *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *əmpat, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

pat (Jawi spelling ڤت)

  1. Alternative form of empat.

Descendants[edit]


Manggarai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Maranao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. or
trad. or

Alternative forms[edit]

  • bat to know somebody

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pat (POJ, traditional and simplified or )

  1. eight

Usage notes[edit]

  • peh/poeh is used when referring to amounts, whereas pat is used for years and telephone numbers, bank account numbers etc.

Verb[edit]

pat (POJ, traditional and simplified or )

  1. to know somebody; to recognize
  2. to be familiar with

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2000, 台灣話大詞典 (Tâi-ôan-ōe tōa-sû-tián), ISBN 9573240785:

Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *əmpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pat m

  1. stalemate

Declension[edit]


Puyuma[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Rejang Kayan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Sarawak *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Rembong[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

pat

  1. (cardinal) four

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Often thought to be from Greek πάτος (patos, path), but also possibly from Latin pactum ("fastened, fixed, planted"), with the loss of the p in the normal result, *papt. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pat n (plural paturi)

  1. bed

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pat.

Noun[edit]

pat m (genitive singular patu, nominative plural paty), declension pattern dub

  1. a stalemate in a game of chess

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Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French particularité

Noun[edit]

pat

  1. particularity

Declension[edit]