Etymology
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Ate

Greek goddess or personification of infatuation and blundering mischief, from atē "damage, ruin; guilt; blindness, dazzlement, infatuation; penalty, fine," which is of uncertain origin.

ate

past tense of eat (q.v.).

updated on September 27, 2022

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Definitions of Ate from WordNet

Ate (n.)
goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.