02 October 2015

plate is palten

palten = plate (noun) (some things Google found for "palten": an uncommon term; an unusual last name; Palten Gurung is a Nepalese politician; Palten is an apparently former brand of Flanders brown beer from Belgium; the Palten valley is an area in the state of Styria of Austria)

Word derivation for "plate" (typically circular flat dish) :
Basque = plater, Finnish = lautanen
Miresua = palten

This is the word for a flat dish from which food is served or eaten.

Due to my being busy with other things, I didn't get a post done for September 30. So I missed my previous scheduled posting day. Oops.

The word plate occurs a handful of times, although one time as a nameplate, in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
"I want a clean cup," interrupted the Hatter: "let's all move one place on."

He moved on as he spoke, and the Dormouse followed him: the March Hare moved into the Dormouse's place, and Alice rather unwillingly took the place of the March Hare. The Hatter was the only one who got any advantage from the change: and Alice was a good deal worse off than before, as the March Hare had just upset the milk-jug into his plate.

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