Kame vs Kate - What's the difference?
As a noun kame
is kind of double-bladed knife.
As an adjective kate is
(geology) A round hill or short ridge of sand or gravel deposited by a melting glacier.
(en proper noun
A medieval pet form of Catherine and related names. Also used as a formal female given name.
* ~~1594 William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew : Act II, Scene I:
- Petruchio .Good morrow, Kate ; for that's your name, I hear.
- Katharina .Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing: / They call me Katharine that do talk of me.
* 1830 Mary Russell Mitford: Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
- Petruchio''.You lie, in faith; for you are call'd plain Kate''', / And bonny '''Kate''', and sometimes ' Kate the curst;
* 1944 A.J.Cronin: The Green Years .Little, Brown, and Company, 1944. page 62:
- A great number of children, amongst the lower classes, are Carolines. - - - A clergyman in my neighbourhood used to mistake the sound, and christen the babies Catharine; - a wise error, for Kate is a noble abbreviation.
- "And I have such a horrible name. Think of it... Kate . Who would take Kate on a Moonlight Cruise...or out to the Minstrels at the point. If you ever do find me in the company of a strange young man, call me Irene. Promise me."