patrin

noun

pat·​rin
ˈpa‧trə̇n
variants or patteran
ˈpatərən
plural -s
: a handful of leaves or grass thrown down at intervals by Romany people to indicate their course

Word History

Etymology

Romany patrin, literally, leaf, from Sanskrit patra wing, feather, leaf; akin to Sanskrit patati he flies

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“Patrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patrin. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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