PATE, n. 1. The head, or rather the top of the head; applied to persons, it is now used in contempt or ridicule. 2. The skin of a calf's head. 3. In fortification, a kind of platform resembling what is called a horse shoe.
Patt'e Pat`t['e]", Pattee Pat*tee", a. [F. patt['e], fem. patt['e]e, fr. patte paw, foot. Cf. Patten.] (Her.) Narrow at the inner, and very broad at the other, end, or having its arms of that shape; -- said of a cross. See Illust. (8) of Cross. [Written also pat['e], patee.]
Pat'e Pa`t['e]", n. [F. p[^a]t['e].] 1. A pie. See Patty. 2. (Fort.) A kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place. [R.]
pat (qodhqodh): The word usually translated "crown," "crown of the head" (Ge 49:26; De 28:35; 33:16,20; 2Sa 14:25; Job 2:7; Isa 3:17; Jer 2:16; 48:45) and "scalp" (Ps 68:21) is rendered "pate" in Ps 7:16 in agreement with earlier English translators since Coverdale: "His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate." The reason for the choice of the word lies evidently in the desire to make the Hebrew parallelism with "head" (ro'sh) apparent. The same object has, however, been achieved differently in another poetical passage (Ge 49:26 parallel De 33:16), namely, by the juxtaposition of "head" and "crown of the head."