to suffer from an illness or disability ...1653 obs. rare
irregularly from Latin patī (to suffer) + -ate
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1653 - see EXAMPLE below
"...if black, it threatens him with much affliction in the genitals and privy parts; if it arise above the flesh as a lentil, though he patiate infirmites, yet he shall recover. To a woman it predicts weaknesse of the reins..."
From: Physiognomie, and Chiromancie, Metoposcopie, The Symmetrical Proportions and Signal Moles of the Body, Fully and accurately handled; with their Natural-Predictive Significations.
A Treatise of the Moles of the Body of Man and Woman, XIX
- Richard Saunders