Pate vs Paten - What's the difference?

pate | paten |

As nouns the difference between pate and paten

is that pate is while paten is .



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (attested since around 1200), perhaps a shortened form of (etyl) patene'' or .


(en noun)
  • (somewhat, archaic) The head, particularly the top or crown.
  • He had a shiny, bald pate .
  • (archaic) Wit, cleverness, cognitive abilities.
  • * 1598 , , by Shakespeare
  • I am resolved; 'tis but a three years' fast:
    The mind shall banquet, though the body pine:
    Fat paunches have lean pates , and dainty bits
    Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits.
  • * 1610 , , act 4 scene 1
  • I thank thee for that jest: here's a garment
    for't: wit shall not go unrewarded while I am king of
    this country: 'Steal by line and level,' is an excellent
    pass of pate : there's another garment for't.
    Derived terms
    * pated
    See also
    * capital

    Etymology 2

    Attested since circa 1700, from (etyl) , from (etyl) paste'', ''pastée .


    (en noun)
  • (finely-ground paste of meat, fish, etc.)
  • The interior body, or non-rind portion of cheese, described by its texture, density, and color.
  • Anagrams

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    (wikipedia paten)


    (en noun)
  • The plate used to hold the host during the Eucharist.
  • *
  • (archaeology) Any shallow dish found in an archaeological site.