paten


paten

noun

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

noun

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

n.“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.)).

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