Patarine

noun Pat·a·rine \ˈpatərə̇n, -əˌrēn\
variants: or

Patarene

\-əˌrēn\

Definition of Patarine

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  one of the Manichaean emigrants from Bulgaria who settled in the Pataria quarter of Milan

  2. 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. 3 :  a Waldensian or one of various Cathari (as the Bogomils or Albigenses)

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Origin and Etymology of patarine

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


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