Etymology
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pate (n.1)

"top of the head," early 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), of unknown origin; perhaps a shortened form of Old French patene or Medieval Latin patena, both from Latin patina "pan, dish" (see pan (n.)). "[U]sually employed in a trivial or derogatory sense" [Century Dictionary].

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Definitions of pate

pate (n.)
liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned;
pate (n.)
the top of the head;
Synonyms: poll / crown
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