patrin

noun
pat·​rin | \ ˈpa‧trə̇n \
variants: or patteran \ ˈpatərən \
plural -s

Definition of patrin

: a handful of leaves or grass thrown down at intervals by Romany people to indicate their course

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History and Etymology for patrin

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 28 Jun. 2022.

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