[ ey-tee, ah-tee ]
/ ˈeɪ ti, ˈɑ ti /


an ancient Greek goddess personifying the fatal blindness or recklessness that produces crime and the divine punishment that follows it.

Origin of Ate

< Greek, special use of átē reckless impulse, ruin, akin to aáein to mislead, harm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ates (1 of 2)

/ (ɛt, eɪt) /


the past tense of eat

British Dictionary definitions for ates (2 of 2)

/ (ˈeɪtɪ, ˈɑːtɪ) /


Greek myth a goddess who makes men blind so that they will blunder into guilty acts

Word Origin for Ate

C16: via Latin from Greek atē a rash impulse
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