- a metal plate on which the bread is placed in the celebration of the Eucharist.
Origin of paten
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Historical Examples of paten
Two were banged; Paten and another, named Collier, acquitted.
Paten smiled pleasantly at this picture of beatitude, and smoked on.
"I'm afraid I must give it against you, old boy," said Paten, good-humoredly.
"I could scarcely have forgotten a man of such impressive manners," said Paten.
"You shall guess before I tell you," said Paten, smiling sadly.
patin or patine (ˈpætɪn)
- a plate, usually made of silver or gold, esp the plate on which the bread is placed in the Eucharist
Word Origin 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.)).