paten


pat·en

noun \ˈpa-tən\

Definition of PATEN

1
:  a plate usually made of precious metal and used to carry the bread at the Eucharist
2
a :  plate
b :  something (as a metal disk) resembling a plate

Origin of PATEN

Middle English, from Anglo-French patene, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin patina, from Latin, shallow dish, from Greek patanē
First Known Use: 14th century

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