Kate

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See also: Käte, kate, katė, and katę

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Kate

  1. A medieval pet form of Catherine and related names. Also used as a formal female given name.
    • ~~1594 William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew: Act II, Scene I:
      Petruchio.Good morrow, Kate; for that's your name, I hear.
      Katharina.Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing: / They call me Katharine that do talk of me.
      Petruchio.You lie, in faith; for you are call'd plain Kate, / And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst;
    • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford: Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      A great number of children, amongst the lower classes, are Carolines. - - - A clergyman in my neighbourhood used to mistake the sound, and christen the babies Catharine; - a wise error, for Kate is a noble abbreviation.
    • 1944 A.J.Cronin: The Green Years.Little, Brown, and Company, 1944. page 62:
      "And I have such a horrible name. Think of it... Kate. Who would take Kate on a Moonlight Cruise...or out to the Minstrels at the point. If you ever do find me in the company of a strange young man, call me Irene. Promise me."

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Kate.

Proper noun[edit]

Kate

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: ca. 4829 females with the given name Kate have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

Manx[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kate f

  1. A female given name, Manx equivalent to Kate or Katie.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Kate.

Proper noun[edit]

Kate

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 1279 females with the given name Kate living in Norway on January 1st 2011. Accessed on March 29th 2011.