patina

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See also: Patina, patína, and pátina

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin patina (dish, pan), from Ancient Greek πατάν (patán), from Proto-Indo-European *pet-ano-, from *pete (to spread out), same source as πέταλον (pétalon, leaf).

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patina (countable and uncountable, plural patinas)

  1. (originally) A paten, flat type of dish
  2. The color or incrustation which age and wear give to (mainly metallic) objects; especially, the green rust which covers works of art such as ancient bronzes, coins and medals.
  3. A green colour, tinted with grey, like that of bronze patina.
    patina colour:    
  4. (figuratively) A gloss or superficial layer.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Alison Winter to this entry?)
      It demonstrates how scientific authority could be constructed on the fly, as it were, by someone with no connections and no psychological credentials who offered a technique that had the patina of modern science []

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  • (color or incrustation which age and wear give to objects): verdigris

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Adjective[edit]

patina (not comparable)

  1. Of a green colour, tinted with grey, like that of bronze patina.

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Dutch[edit]

Hyphenation: pa‧ti‧na

Etymology[edit]

From Italian patina, itself from Latin patina 'dish, pan'

Noun[edit]

patina n (uncountable)

  1. The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green oxidation which covers aging coppers bronzes, coins and medals.

Derived terms[edit]

  • patineren, to apply this color or a similar 'aged' effect

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

patina

  1. patina (color or incrustation)

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French[edit]

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patina

  1. third-person singular past historic of patiner

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

patina f (plural patine)

  1. A patina (of age)
  2. A coat, film, glaze, size, patina

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Verb[edit]

patina

  1. third-person singular present indicative of patinare
  2. second-person singular imperative of patinare

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian patina, from Latin patina (dish, pan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pâtina/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ti‧na

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pȁtina f (Cyrillic spelling па̏тина)

  1. patina (color or incrustation)
  2. layer of sediments (usually on a facade or monuments)
  3. (regional) shoe polish
  4. a type of wine

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patina

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of patinar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of patinar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of patinar.