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palatine 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 prerogatives
3 of or relating to a palace


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 imperial palaces
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]

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From Palatinus < palus or from .

Proper noun

  1. One of the seven hills of Rome; the site of the earliest settlement.

Derived terms


hill of Rome
  • Finnish: Palatinus
  • Latin: Palatinus

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