palatine

1
[ pal-uh-tahyn, -tin ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. palatalize,
  2. palatalized,
  3. palate,
  4. palatial,
  5. palatinate,
  6. palatine artery,
  7. palatine bone,
  8. palatine crest,
  9. palatine process,
  10. palatine reflex

Origin of palatine

1
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin palātīnus of the imperial house, imperial; orig., of the hill Palātium in Rome. See palace, -ine1

palatine

2
[ pal-uh-tahyn, -tin ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn, -tɪn /

adjective

of, near, or in the palate; palatal: the palatine bones.

Origin of palatine

2
From the French word palatin, -ine, dating back to 1650–60. See palate, -ine1

Palatine

[ pal-uh-tahyn ]
/ ˈpæl əˌtaɪn /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for palatine

palatine

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/ (ˈpæləˌtaɪn) /

adjective

(of an individual) possessing royal prerogatives in a territory
of, belonging to, characteristic of, or relating to a count palatine, county palatine, palatinate, or palatine
of or relating to a palace

noun

feudal history the lord of a palatinate
any of various important officials at the late Roman, Merovingian, or Carolingian courts
(in Colonial America) any of the proprietors of a palatine colony, such as Carolina

Word Origin for palatine

C15: via French from Latin palātīnus belonging to the palace, from palātium; see palace

adjective

of or relating to the palate

noun

either of two bones forming the hard palate

Word Origin for palatine

C17: from French palatin, from Latin palātum palate

Palatine

1
/ (ˈpæləˌtaɪn) /

adjective

of or relating to the Palatinate

noun

a Palatinate

Palatine

2
/ (ˈpæləˌtaɪn) /

noun

one of the Seven Hills of Rome: traditionally the site of the first settlement of Rome

adjective

of, relating to, or designating this hill
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Word Origin and History for palatine

palatine

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French palatin (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin palatinus "of the palace" (of the Caesars), from Latin palatium (see palace). Used in English to indicate quasi-royal authority. Reference to the Rhineland state is from c.1580.

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Medicine definitions for palatine

palatine

[ pălə-tīn′ ]

adj.

Of or relating to the palate.

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