Pat·​a·​rine | \ ˈpatərə̇n, -əˌrēn \
variants: or Patarene \ -​əˌrēn \
plural -s

Definition of Patarine

1 : one of the Manichaean emigrants from Bulgaria who settled in the Pataria quarter of Milan
2 : a member of a reform party at Milan in the 11th century formed to combat clerical concubinage and simony also : one opposed to the marriage of priests
3 : a Waldensian or one of various Cathari (as the Bogomils or Albigenses)

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History and Etymology for Patarine

Medieval Latin Patarinus, Patarenus, from Pataria, Patarea, poor section of Milan, Italy + Latin -inus -ine

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“Patarine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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