Latten meaning

lătn
Brass or an alloy resembling brass, hammered thin and formerly used in the manufacture of church vessels.
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A thin sheet of metal, especially of tin.
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Brass or a brasslike alloy hammered into thin sheets, formerly used for making church vessels.
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Any metal, esp. tin, in thin sheets.
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(archaic or historical) An alloy of copper and tin, similar to bronze, with a sufficient portion of tin to make it a pewter-like color with yellowish tinge (rather than the brownish-gold color of bronze of higher copper content), once used in thin sheets and for domestic utensils and light-duty tools.
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Origin of latten

  • Middle English laton from Old French from Arabic lātūn probably from Old Turkic altun gold Mongolian altan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French laton, of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary