Why Cate’s Cates?

cate(cate)

Pronunciation:/keɪt/

noun

(usually cates) archaic

  • a choice food; a delicacy.
  • a short or familiar form of the name Catherine

Origin:

late Middle English (in the sense ‘selling, a bargain’): from obsolete acate ‘purchasing, things purchased’, from Old French acat, achat, from acater, achater ‘buy’, based on Latin captare ‘seize’, from capere ‘take’.

From the Oxford English Dictionary, with a little help from me

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One day, I will have a café with this name.  It will have gorgeous and healthy vegetarian and vegan main courses and  decadent desserts catering to every food allergy or sensitivity I can think of.  In the meantime, you will have to make do with the delicious morsels and cates found on this blog.

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