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[mee-trey; Spanish mee-tre] /ˈmi treɪ; Spanish ˈmi trɛ/
[bahr-taw-law-me] /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔˈmɛ/ (Show IPA),
1821–1906, Argentine soldier, statesman, and author: president of Argentina 1862–68. Unabridged
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  • In six years the bartolome mitre and Pergamino departments have lost, respectively, four-fifths and five-sixths of their sheep.

    The Argentine Republic Pierre Denis
  • The Nacion is a party organ in the best sense of the word, following the exalted traditions of bartolome mitre.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
British Dictionary definitions for bartolome mitre


(Christianity) the liturgical headdress of a bishop or abbot, in most western churches consisting of a tall pointed cleft cap with two bands hanging down at the back
short for mitre joint
a bevelled surface of a mitre joint
(in sewing) a diagonal join where the hems along two sides meet at a corner of the fabric
verb (transitive)
to make a mitre joint between (two pieces of material, esp wood)
to make a mitre in (a fabric)
to confer a mitre upon: a mitred abbot
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from Latin mitra, from Greek mitra turban
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bartolome mitre



bishop's tall hat, late 14c., from Old French mitre, from Latin mitra "headband, turban," from Greek mitra "headband, turban," earlier a belt or cloth worn under armor about the waist, from PIE root *mei- "to tie" (cf. Sanskrit Mitrah, Old Persian Mithra-, god names; Russian mir "world, peace," Greek mitos "a warp thread"). In Latin, "a kind of headdress common among Asiatics, the wearing of which by men was regarded in Rome as a mark of effeminacy" [OED]. But the word was used in Vulgate to translate Hebrew micnepheth "headdress of a priest."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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