pal·a·tine /ˈpæləˌtaɪn/ 形容詞
Pal·a·tine n. Anat. A palatine bone.
1. 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 County.
Palatine hill, or The palatine, one of the seven hills of Rome, once occupied by the palace of the Cæsars. See also Palatine Hill in the vocabulary, and Palace.
1. One invested with royal privileges and rights within his domains; a count palatine. See Count palatine, under 4th Count.
2. The Palatine hill in Rome.
pal·a·tine, a. Anat. Of or pertaining to the palate; palatal.
Palatine bones Anat., a pair of bones (often united in the adult) in the root of the mouth, back of and between the maxillaries.
adj 1: relating to or lying near the palate; "palatal index"; "the
palatine tonsils" [syn: palatal]
2: of or relating to a count palatine and his royal
3: of or relating to a palace
n 1: any of various important officials in ancient Rome
2: (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised
sovereign powers over his lands [syn: palsgrave]
3: the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly
the location of the first settlement and the site of many
4: 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 [syn: palatine bone, os palatinum]