What is pat?

Ekaterina Ermolaeva
Ekaterina Ermolaeva
May 20, 2015
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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.