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- n. A broad, shallow dish used for drinking, primarily in a ritual context such as a libation.
- n. A circular ornament, resembling a dish, often worked in relief on friezes etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A saucerlike vessel of earthenware or metal, used by the Greeks and Romans in libations and sacrifices.
- n. A circular ornament, resembling a dish, often worked in relief on friezes, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shallow, circular, saucer-like vessel used by the Romans for pouring libations in sacrificial rites. It corresponds to the Greek phiale.
- n. In architecture, the representation of a flat round dish in bas-relief, used as an ornament in friezes, etc.
- n. Patera process. See process.
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