paten

or pat·in

[ pat-n ]
/ ˈpæt n /

noun

a metal plate on which the bread is placed in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Origin of paten

1250–1300; Middle English pateyn(e) < Old French patene < Medieval Latin patena, patina Eucharistic plate (Latin: pan); akin to Greek patánē flat dish, Latin patēre to be open (see patent)
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paten

patin or patine (ˈpætɪn)

/ (ˈpætən) /

noun

a plate, usually made of silver or gold, esp the plate on which the bread is placed in the Eucharist

Word Origin for paten

C13: from Old French patene, from Medieval Latin, from Latin patina pan
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