- GilbertBurt L. Standish, 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories.
- a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring
Word Origin for patten
Word Origin and History for gilbert patten
late 14c., from Old French patin "clog, type of shoe" (13c.), probably from pate "paw, foot," from Gallo-Romance *pauta, ultimately perhaps imitative of the sound made by a paw. The immediate source has been sought in Celtic [Barnhart] and Germanic [OED], but evidence is wanting. Likely cognates include Provençal pauta, Catalan pote, Middle Dutch and Dutch poot, German Pfote "paw."