amate

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See also: ámate

English[edit]

a codex page written on amate

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish papel amate (amate paper), from Classical Nahuatl āmatl (paper).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amate (plural amates)

  1. Paper produced from the bark of adult Ficus trees.
  2. An art form based on Mexican bark painting from the Otomi culture.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French amater, amatir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

amate (third-person singular simple present amates, present participle amating, simple past and past participle amated)

  1. (obsolete) To dishearten, dismay.

Etymology 3[edit]

a- +‎ mate.

Verb[edit]

amate (third-person singular simple present amates, present participle amating, simple past and past participle amated)

  1. (obsolete) To be a mate to; to match.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

amate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of ami

Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

amate

  1. past participle of amar

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

amate f pl

  1. feminine plural of amato

Noun[edit]

amate f

  1. plural of amata

Verb[edit]

amate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of amare
  2. second-person plural imperative of amare
  3. feminine plural of amato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

amāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of amō

Participle[edit]

amāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of amātus

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Nahuan language; c.f. Classical Nahuatl āmatl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈmate/, [aˈmat̪e]

Noun[edit]

amate m (plural amates)

  1. fig tree (Ficus sp.)
    1. (Guerrero) Ficus obtusifolia
      Synonym: amate blanco
    2. (Oaxaca) petiolate fig (Ficus petiolaris)
      Synonym: amate amarillo
    3. (Chiapas, Tabasco) Ficus segoviae
    4. (Oaxaca) Florida strangler fig (Ficus aurea)
      Synonym: amate prieto
  2. creeping fig (Ficus pumila)
  3. amate paper
    Synonym: papel amate
  4. amate (art form)

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References[edit]

  • Catalogo alfabético de nombres vulgares y científicos de plantas que existen en México, México: Imprenta de la Dirección de Estudios Biológicos, 1923, page 42
  • Schoenhals, Louise C. (1988) A Spanish - English Glossary of Mexican Flora and Fauna[1], Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 16