Origin of paten
Examples from the Web for paten
Something that sounded like a malediction was muttered by Paten as he arose and walked the room with passionate strides.
Two were banged; Paten and another, named Collier, acquitted.
The paten belonging to this chalice is very large—nearly ten inches across, and quite plain.Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages|George Edmund Street
Paten shook his head dissentingly; he was very far from feeling the combat an equal one.
The paten was generally composed of the same material as the chalice itself.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum|John Healy
British Dictionary definitions for paten
patin or patine (ˈpætɪn)
Word Origin for paten
Word Origin and History for paten
"plate for bread at Eucharist," c.1300, from Old French patene and directly, from Medieval Latin patena, from Latin patina "pan, dish" (see pan (n.)).