What is pat?
The word "pat" came to us from the French language. And it has two different translations and two different, unrelated meanings. Let's find out what Pat is.
- The first and most famous meaning of this word comes from the French pat. This is a position of pieces in a chess game, in which one of the opponents cannot make a single move, since it will substitute its king. But it is important that under his "Shah" his king is not at this time. Such a hopeless situation is called "pat." In this scenario, the players recognize a draw between themselves.
- The second meaning of this word comes from the French pate - "dough". And so called a special sort of fruit pastes - marmalade.
In Russian, words that sound the same but have different meanings are often found.