ate

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See also: Até, Atë, até, atè, atê, atë, āte, åte, -ate, and átʼé

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • et (informal pronunciation spelling)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ate

  1. simple past tense of eat
  2. (colloquial, nonstandard) past participle of eat
    • 1805, Maximilien de Béthune duc de Sully, Memoirs of Maximillian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great [] [1], volume IV, page 171:
      I have a very good appetite, have ate some excellent melons, and they have served me up some quails, the fattest and tenderest I have ever ate.
    • 1929, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, Nicky-Nan, Reservist[2], page 27:
      “Haven't ate all the eggs, I hope? For I be hungry as a hunter []
    • 2013 January 11 [1997], David Bell; Gill Valentine, Consuming Geographies: We Are Where We Eat[3], Routledge, →ISBN, page 140:
      So I'd have ate when me Dad had ate, sort of thing, I think, you know when he come home from work, I'd have waited for him, I wouldn't have said I wanted mine at four o'clock []

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ate

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of atar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of atar

Basque[edit]

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atea

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ate inan

  1. door, entrance
  2. defile, gorge (deep, narrow passage)
  3. (sports) goal (structure)
  4. exterior, outside part

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ate” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • ate” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Drehu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ate

  1. to know, be knowledgable

References[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ate

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of eten

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *qate, from Proto-Oceanic *qate, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Austronesian *qaCay.

Noun[edit]

ate

  1. Obsolete spelling of yate

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ate

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あて

Kapampangan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Austronesian *qaCay.

Noun[edit]

até

  1. (anatomy) liver

Laboya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Austronesian *qaCay.

Noun[edit]

ate

  1. (anatomy) liver
  2. (figuratively) heart

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rina, A. Dj.; Kabba, John Lado B. (2011), “ate”, in Kamus Bahasa Lamboya, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat [Dictionary of Lamboya Language, West Sumba Regency], Waikabubak: Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Bakat, page 6
  • Laboya in Austronesian Comparative Dictionary

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

ate

  1. (anatomy) liver

Lithuanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Etymology unclear. Compare Latvian atā.[1] The word may not be very old, and may ultimately derive from French adieu, via a Slavic intermediary.[2]

Interjection[edit]

ate

  1. (informal) goodbye, ta-ta
    Synonyms: iki, viso gero

Usage notes[edit]

The interjection was originally restricted to childish language, but it is now used more generally in colloquial speech.[1] The VLKK recommends against using it in official communication.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rita Miliūnaitė (2010), “Atia ar ate?”, in kalbosnamai.lt, LKI
  2. 2.0 2.1 atia, ate”, in Konsultacijų bankas [Consultation bank], Valstybinė lietuvių kalbos komisija [Commission on the Lithuanian language], 2003–2021

Mandinka[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ate

  1. he, him (personal pronoun)
  2. she, her (personal pronoun)
  3. it (personal pronoun)

See also[edit]


Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qate, from Proto-Oceanic *qate, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Austronesian *qaCay.

Noun[edit]

ate

  1. (anatomy) liver (organ of the body)

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ate

  1. Alternative form of ote

Mori Bawah[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ate

  1. liver

References[edit]

  • The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar (2013, →ISBN, page 684

Nias[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatay, from Proto-Austronesian *qaCay.

Noun[edit]

ate (mutated form gate)

  1. liver

References[edit]

  • Sundermann, Heinrich. 1905. Niassisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Moers: Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, p. 21.

Ojibwe[edit]

Verb[edit]

ate (changed conjunct form eteg, reduplicated form ayate, augmented form atemagad)

  1. be (in a certain place)
    Gii-kwanabise iwe biskitenaagan imaa adoopowinaakong gaa-ateg.
    The birch bark tray that was sitting on the table tipped over.

Conjugation[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

ate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of atar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of atar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of atar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of atar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Of Nahuatl origin.

Noun[edit]

ate m (plural ates)

  1. a kind of Mexican jelly candy made by cooking fruit pulp, usually from guava, quince, peach or prickly pear
    Synonym: dulce

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

ate

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of atar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of atar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of atar.

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Hokkien 阿姊 (a-chí, elder sister). Doublet of atsi.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧te
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔatɛ/
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈtɛ/, [ʔɐˈtɛ] (rare)

Noun[edit]

ate

  1. elder sister; big sister
    Nagluto sina ate at nanay ng pananghalian namin.Our big sister and mother cooked our lunch.
  2. (informal) female senior (in school, work, etc.)
    Tinanong ko si ate sa hayskul, "Ate, ano po ang mga gawain niyo sa hayskul".I asked my senior from high school, "Miss, what activities do you do in high school?"
  3. (informal) respectful term of address or honorific for a young woman or girl or any female: miss; sis
    Synonym: (slightly older) manang
    Bumili ako ng pagkain kay ate.I bought food from the miss.
Coordinate terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧te
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈtɛʔ/, [ʔɐˈtɛʔ]

Noun[edit]

atê

  1. (childish) dirt
    Synonyms: atse, tsetse, aa

Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ate

  1. (intransitive) to connect

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tocharian B[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Tocharian *āté, from Proto-Indo-European *éti.

Adverb[edit]

ate

  1. away

Further reading[edit]

  • Adams, Douglas Q. (2013), “ate”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, page 10

Wauja[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ate

  1. ow, ouch (expressing pain in response to heat)
    Ate! Inyatapai itsei!Ow! [The] fire is hot! [I got singed or burned].

References[edit]

  • E. Ireland field notes. Need to be checked by native speaker.