paten

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French patene, from Latin patīna, from Ancient Greek πατάνη (patánē).

Noun[edit]

paten (plural patens)

  1. The plate used to hold the host during the Eucharist.
    • 1980, Colin Thubron, Seafarers: The Venetians, page 41:
      An enameled miniature of Christ is set in the center of a jeweled alabaster paten, the plate that holds the bread during Communion services.
  2. (archaeology) Any shallow dish found in an archaeological site.

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Noun[edit]

paten (definite accusative pateni, plural patenler)

  1. roller skate

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