latten

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From Middle English laten, latun, latoun, from Old French laton, laiton, from Arabic لَاطُون (lāṭūn, copper, copper alloy), itself from Common Turkic *altun (gold). See Turkish altın, Old Turkic 𐰞𐱃𐰆𐰣 (altun, gold), Karakhanid اَلْتُونْ (altūn, gold).

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latten (countable and uncountable, plural lattens)

  1. (archaic or historical) An alloy of copper and tin, similar to bronze, with a sufficient portion of tin to make it a pewter-like color with yellowish tinge (rather than the brownish-gold color of bronze of higher copper content), once used in thin sheets and for domestic utensils and light-duty tools.
  2. Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets.
    gold latten

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latten

  1. Plural form of lat

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