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Meaning of PALATINE

Pronunciation:  'palu`tIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  either of two irregularly shaped bones that form the back of the hard palate and helps to form the nasal cavity and the floor of the orbits
  2. [n]  the most important of the Seven Hills of ancient Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces
  3. [n]  (medieval) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
  4. [n]  any of various important officials in ancient Rome
  5. [adj]  of or relating to a palace
  6. [adj]  of or relating to a count palatine and his royal prerogatives
  7. [adj]  relating to or lying near the palate; "palatal index"; "the palatine tonsils"

PALATINE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: os palatinum, palatal, palatine bone, palsgrave
 See Also: bone, capital of Italy, Eternal City, hill, Italian capital, Lord, noble, nobleman, os, Roma, Roman, Rome



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pal"a*tine\, a. [F. palatin, L. palatinus, fr.
    palatium. See {Palace}, and cf. {Paladin}.]
    Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a
    palace; hence, possessing royal privileges.
    {Count palatine}, {County palatine}. See under {Count}, and
    {Palatine hill}, or {The palatine}, one of the seven hills of
       Rome, once occupied by the palace of the C[ae]sars. See
  2. \Pal"a*tine\, n.
    1. One invested with royal privileges and rights within his
       domains; a count palatine. See {Count palatine}, under 4th
    2. The Palatine hill in Rome.
  3. \Pal"a*tine\, a. [From Palate.] (Anat.)
    Of or pertaining to the palate.
    {Palatine bones} (Anat.), a pair of bones (often united in
       the adult) in the root of the mouth, back of and between
       the maxillaries.
  4. \Pal"a*tine\ n. (Anat.)
    A palatine bone.