paten

noun pat·en \ 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 (such as a metal disk) resembling a plate

Origin and Etymology of paten

Middle English, from Anglo-French patene, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin patina, from Latin, shallow dish, from Greek patanē


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