Hamate vs Amate - What's the difference?

hamate | amate |

As nouns the difference between hamate and amate

is that hamate is the hamate bone while amate is paper produced from the bark of adult ficus trees.

As an adjective hamate

is (anatomy) hooked at the tip.

As a verb amate is

(label) to dishearten, dismay or amate can be (obsolete) to be a mate to; to match.




  • (anatomy) Hooked at the tip.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The hamate bone.
  • Anagrams

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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) papel .


    (en noun)
  • Paper produced from the bark of adult Ficus trees.
  • An art form based on Mexican bark painting from the Otomi culture.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) amater, amatir.


  • (label) To dishearten, dismay.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • The Silures, to amate the new general, rumoured the overthrow greater than was true.
  • * , I.i:
  • Shall I accuse the hidden cruell fate, / And mightie causes wrought in heauen aboue, / Or the blind God, that doth me thus amate , / For hoped loue to winne me certaine hate?
  • * 1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), XI, xii:
  • Upon the walls the pagans old and young / Stood hush'd and still, amated and amazed.
  • * , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.230:
  • For the last, he will be much amazed, he will be much amated .
  • * c.1815 , (John Keats), "To Chatterton":
  • Thou didst die / A half-blown flow'ret which cold blasts amate .

    Etymology 3



  • (obsolete) To be a mate to; to match.
  • (Spenser)


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