Patera vs Patena - What's the difference?

patera | patena |


As nouns the difference between patera and patena

is that patera is a broad, shallow dish used for drinking, primarily in a ritual context such as a libation while patena is a paten (plate for the host in the eucharist).

patera

English

Noun

(wikipedia patera) (paterae)
  • A broad, shallow dish used for drinking, primarily in a ritual context such as a libation.
  • (architecture) A circular ornament, resembling a dish, often worked in relief on friezes etc.
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    patena

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A paten (plate for the host in the Eucharist).
  • A grassy expanse in the hill region of Ceylon.
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