ATE, The preterite of eat, which see.
ATE, n. a'ty. [Gr. mischief; to hurt. Ate is a personification of evil, mischief or malice.]In pagan mythology, the goddess of mischief, who was cast down from heaven by Jupiter.
A'TE, n. [a'ty. Gr. ατη, mischief; αταω, to hurt. Ate is a personification of evil, mischief, or malice.]
In pagan mythology, the goddess of mischief, who was cast down from heaven by Jupiter. – Pope's Hom. Il.
the preterit of eat; which see.
- the preterit of Eat.
- The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the
goddess of vengeance.
- As an
ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -
ed; as, situate or situated; animate or
- As the ending of a verb, it means to
make, to cause, to act, etc.; as, to propitiate
(to make propitious); to animate (to give life to).
- As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as,
curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or
dignity; as, tribunate.
- In chemistry it is used to denote the salts
formed from those acids whose names end -ic (excepting binary or
halogen acids); as, sulphate from sulphuric acid,
nitrate from nitric acid, etc. It is also used in the case
of certain basic salts.