pate

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English pate, of uncertain origin. Perhaps a shortened form of Old French patene or Medieval Latin patena, both from Latin patina (pan, dish). Alternatively, perhaps akin to Old Frisian pote (skull).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /peɪt/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Noun[edit]

pate (plural pates)

  1. (somewhat archaic) The head, particularly the top or crown.
    He had a shiny, bald pate.
    • 1535 October 14 (Gregorian calendar), Myles Coverdale, transl., Biblia: The Byble, [] (Coverdale Bible), [Cologne or Marburg: Eucharius Cervicornus and J. Soter?], OCLC 79441532, Psalms vij:[16], folio xiij, recto, column 2:
      For his vnhappynes ſhall come vpon his owne heade, ⁊ his wickednes ſhall fall vpon his owne pate.
  2. (archaic) Wit, cleverness, cognitive abilities.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Attested since circa 1700, from French pâté, from Old French paste, pastée. Doublet of pâté.

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Noun[edit]

pate (plural pates)

  1. Alternative spelling of pâté (finely-ground paste of meat, fish, etc.)
  2. The interior body, or non-rind portion of cheese, described by its texture, density, and color.
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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pate

  1. vocative singular of pat

Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pâté.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pate/, [pʰaˈtˢe]
  • Rhymes: -e

Noun[edit]

pate c (singular definite pateen, plural indefinite pateer)

  1. pâté

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pater, from Proto-Italic *patēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa.te/
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Hyphenation: pà‧te

Noun[edit]

pate m (plural pati)

  1. (obsolete) father
    Synonym: padre

References[edit]

  • pate in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pate

  1. Rōmaji transcription of パテ

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

patē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of pateō

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

pate m (definite singular pateen, indefinite plural pateer, definite plural pateene)

  1. alternative spelling of paté

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

pate m (definite singular pateen, indefinite plural patear, definite plural pateane)

  1. alternative spelling of paté

Pali[edit]

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pate

  1. singular optative active of patati (to fall)

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pate n (plural pateuri)

  1. Alternative form of pateu

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Walloon[edit]

Noun[edit]

pate f (plural pates)

  1. paw, leg