cate

[ keyt ]
/ keɪt /

noun Usually cates. Archaic.

a choice food;delicacy; dainty.

Origin of cate

1425–75; back formation from late Middle English cates, aphetic variant of Middle English acates things bought, plural of acat buying < Old North French, derivative of acater to buy < Vulgar Latin *accaptāre, equivalent to Latin ac- ac- + captāre to seek out; see catch
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cates
/ (keɪts) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) archaic choice dainty food; delicacies

Word Origin for cates

C15: variant of acates purchases, from Old Northern French acater to buy, from Vulgar Latin accaptāre (unattested); ultimately related to Latin acceptāre to accept
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