What is a pat?
The word "pat" came to us from the French language. And it has two different translations and two different, unrelated values. Let's find out what the pat is.
- The first and most famous meaning of this wordcame from the French pat. This is the position of the chess pieces in which one of the opponents can not make a single move, since he will substitute his king. But it is important that under the "shah" his king at this time is not. Such a desperate situation is called "pat." In this scenario, the players recognize a draw.
- The second meaning of this word comes from the French pate - "dough". And they call it a special kind of fruit pastille - marmalade.
In Russian, there are often words that sound the same, but have different meanings. About these words, as well as many others, you can learn from the Definitions section.