variants or Patarene
plural -s
: one of the Manichaean emigrants from Bulgaria who settled in the Pataria quarter of Milan
: 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
: a Waldensian or one of various Cathari (as the Bogomils or Albigenses)

Word History


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

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“Patarine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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