Middle English Dictionary Entry

palat(e n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) The roof of the mouth of man or animal, palate; also, the uvula; ~ of the mouth, the uvula; fallinge of the ~, ?an elongation of the uvula caused by a tumor; descenden bi the ~, to come down near the palate; (b) the palate as vehicle of the sense of taste; fig. the ~ of the herte, the affections; (c) the palate as an organ of speech; (d) ?in proverb.

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  • a1484Treat.7 Lib.Arts (Trin-C R.14.52)1039/60 : We shuln vndirstonde the nature of our lettris, and firste of the v vowels the whiche han divers placis and dyvers maners of their generacioun. The placis..bien v: the lunges, the throte, the palate, the teeth, and the lippis.
  • Note: Additional quot., sense (c).

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. palate.

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Note: Med., etc. (sense (a)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. falling of the palate.

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Note: Med., etc. (sense (a)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. palate of the mouth.