Paten vs Patten - What's the difference?

paten | patten |


As nouns the difference between paten and patten

is that paten is while patten is any of various types of footwear with thick soles, often used to elevate the foot, especially wooden clogs.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

paten

English

(wikipedia paten)

Noun

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

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of various types of footwear with thick soles, often used to elevate the foot, especially wooden clogs.
  • * 1660 , (Samuel Pepys), Diary , 24 Jan 1660:
  • I went and told part of the excise money till twelve o’clock, and then called on my wife and took her to Mr. Pierces, she in the way being exceedingly troubled with a pair of new pattens , and I vexed to go so slow, it being late.
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  • Tom Freckle, the smith's son, was the next victim to her rage. He was an ingenious workman, and made excellent pattens'; nay, the very ' patten with which he was knocked down was his own workmanship.
  • (UK, dialect, obsolete) A stilt.
  • (Halliwell)

    See also

    * clog * chopine * geta * sabot * sandal