Patiently to Patter

(Pa"tient*ly), adv. In a patient manner. Cowper.

(Pat"in Pat"ine), n. A plate. See Paten. "Inlaid with patines of bright gold." Shak.

(Pat"ina) n. [It., fr. L. patina a dish, a pan, a kind of cake. Cf. Paten.]

1. A dish or plate of metal or earthenware; a patella.

2. (Fine Arts) The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green rust which covers ancient bronzes, coins, and medals. Fairholt.

(||Pa"ti*o) n. [Sp., a court] (Metal) A paved yard or floor where ores are cleaned and sorted, or where ore, salt, mercury, etc., are trampled by horses, to effect intermixture and amalgamation.

The patio process is used to reduce silver ores by amalgamation.

(Pat"ly) adv. Fitly; seasonably. Barrow.

(Pat"ness), n. Fitness or appropriateness; striking suitableness; convenience.

The description with equal patness may suit both.

(Pa`tois") n. [F.] A dialect peculiar to the illiterate classes; a provincial form of speech.

The jargon and patois of several provinces.
Sir T. Browne.

(Pa*tonce") a. [Cf. F. patte d'once paw of an ounce.] (Her.) Having the arms growing broader and floriated toward the end; — said of a cross. See Illust. 9 of Cross.

(Pa"tri*al) a. [L. patria fatherland, country, fr. pater father.] (Lat. Gram.) Derived from the name of a country, and designating an inhabitant of the country; gentile; — said of a noun.n. A patrial noun. Thus Romanus, a Roman, and Troas, a woman of Troy, are patrial nouns, or patrials. Andrews.

(Pa"tri*arch) n. [F. patriarche, L. patriarcha, Gr. fr. lineage, especially on the father's side, race; father + a leader, chief, fr. to lead, rule. See Father, Archaic.]

1. The father and ruler of a family; one who governs his family or descendants by paternal right; — usually applied to heads of families in ancient history, especially in Biblical and Jewish history to those who lived before the time of Moses.

2. (R. C. Ch. & Gr. Ch.) A dignitary superior to the order of archbishops; as, the patriarch of Constantinople, of Alexandria, or of Antioch.

3. A venerable old man; an elder. Also used figuratively.

The patriarch hoary, the sage of his kith and the hamlet.

The monarch oak, the partiarch of trees.

(Pa`tri*ar"chal) a. [Cf. F. patriarcal.]

1. Of or pertaining to a patriarch or to patriarchs; possessed by, or subject to, patriarchs; as, patriarchal authority or jurisdiction; a patriarchal see; a patriarchal church.

2. Characteristic of a patriarch; venerable.

About whose patriarchal knee
Late the little children clung.

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