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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] patina 'dish, pan'

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈpætɪnə/

Noun

Singular
patina

Plural
s

patina (s)
  1. (originally) paten, a type of flat dish
  2. The color or incrustation which age gives to -mainly metallic- objects; especially, the green rust which covers works of art such as ancient bronzes, coins and medals.
  3. (color) A green colour, tinted with grey, like that of bronze patina.
    patina colour:   

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Translations

Adjective

patina (not comparable)

Positive
patina

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (color) Of a green colour, tinted with grey, like that of patina.

Derived terms

  • patine, to coat with a patina

See also


Dutch

Etymology

From Italian patina, itself from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] patina 'dish, pan'

Noun

patina n.

  1. The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green oxidation which covers aging coppers bronzes, coins and medals.

Derived terms

  • patineren, to apply this color or a similar 'aged' effect

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