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Patten

[pat-n] /ˈpæt n/
noun
1.
Gilbert ("Burt L. Standish") 1866–1945, U.S. writer of adventure stories.
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British Dictionary definitions for g. patten

patten

/ˈpætən/
noun
1.
a wooden clog or sandal on a raised wooden platform or metal ring
Word Origin
C14: from Old French patin, probably from patte paw
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Word Origin and History for g. patten

patten

n.

late 14c., from Old French patin "clog, type of shoe" (13c.), probably from pate "paw, foot," from Gallo-Romance *pauta, ultimately perhaps imitative of the sound made by a paw. The immediate source has been sought in Celtic [Barnhart] and Germanic [OED], but evidence is wanting. Likely cognates include Provençal pauta, Catalan pote, Middle Dutch and Dutch poot, German Pfote "paw."

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