- Compare Portuguese patena a paten. (Wiktionary)
“The forest approaches boldly to the very edge of a "patena," not disappearing gradually or sinking into a growth of underwood, but stopping abruptly and at once, the tallest trees forming a fence around the avoided spot, as if they enclosed an area of solid stone.”
“CROWLEY: If Obama wins, Clinton loses the patena of inevitability and New Hampshire polls showing a tie with Barack Obama grow more troublesome., unless, of course Clinton loses to John Edwards, producing an Edwards/Obama showdown for the not-Hillary slot.”
“The word paten comes from a Latin form patina or patena, evidently imitated from the Greek patane.”
“Novum mandatum do vobis, etc.", during which "accipiat Sacerdos pacem de patena", saying”
“This scene occurred just at that period of the morning when the grazing animals retired from the open patena to the cool shade of the forest: doubtless, the leopard had taken my approach for that of a deer, or some such animal.”
“Indeed, the lemma paella has become so deeply entrenched in our everyday parlance that it has lost its connection to the etymon patina (patena) and later patella, meaning”
“Oalix argenti deauratus, qui fuit ut dicitur Magiatri Roberti Capellani, ponderat cum patena Uj.sol. ix. d.”
“Caliz Graecus sine patena et de G-raeco trifurio, ponderat cum calamo vj. li.”
“Oalix de auro, quern dedit "Willelmus de Briwera," ponderat cum patena Ixvj.sol. viij. d.”
“Calix bene deauratus interius et exterius, in cujus pede et nodo sunt gravaturae, et in patena in limbis florata sculpitur ymago super archtmi sedens, ponderat cam patena xxvj.sol. viij. d.”
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