patroon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dutch, ultimately from Latin patronus.

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Noun[edit]

patroon (plural patroons)

  1. (US) One of the landowning Dutch grandees of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, especially after it became a British possession, renamed as New York.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

patroon (plural patrone, diminutive patroontjie)

  1. pattern or example from which a copy is made
  2. (textiles) template or pattern
  3. pattern; an artistic design or decorative arrangement
  4. pattern; a regular or repeating arrangment (such as in music or concerning events)
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Etymology 2[edit]

patroon (plural patrone, diminutive patroontjie)

  1. (firearms) cartridge
  2. cartridge; a container for ink, powder, gas, etc.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

patroon (plural patrone, diminutive patroontjie, feminine patrones)

  1. a child that behaves either old-fashionedly or like an adult
  2. patron; wealthy person who supports an artist, craftsman, a scholar, etc.
  3. (Roman catholicism) patron; patron saint
  4. (historical, Roman antiquity) patron; a master who had freed his slave but still retained some rights over him
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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin patrōnus, derived from pater (father).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧troon

Noun[edit]

patroon m, f (plural patroons, diminutive patroontje n)

  1. boss

patroon n (plural patronen, diminutive patroontje n)

  1. pattern

patroon f, m (plural patronen, diminutive patroontje n)

  1. cartridge (of a firearm)

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