Ate


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Ate

(ā`tē), in Greek mythology, personification of the rash temper that leads men to folly and misfortune. She was the daughter of Zeus, who, angered by her mischief, cast her from Olympus. In Greek tragedy she was an avenger of evil deeds and thus was similar to Nemesis and the Furies.

Ate

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Ate, asteroid 111 (the 111th asteroid to be discovered, on August 14, 1870), is approximately 156 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.2 years. It was named after the goddess of blind folly, rashness, infatuation, and mischief. According to Greek tragedians, Ate was behind the avenging curse that was the ultimate cause of the Trojan War. The natal position of Ate by sign and house may indicate where one is most prone to folly. When afflicted, Ate may show where one is likely to respond to real or imagined insults in an exaggerated fashion.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Ate

goddess of wickedness, mischief, and infatuation. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 32]
See: Evil

Ate

goddess of evil and mischief. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 33; Kravitz, 39]

ATE

(Automated Test Equipment) Machines that test electronic systems, primarily chips. See EDA.
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There it is-- look--where the Good White Man sat and ate food with us in the Year of the Great Sickness
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They ate them by candle-light after the shop was closed.
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Over led her into the house, where she ate the piano, which was of an excellent flavor.
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The acid bite of belly desire had long since deserted him, and he, too, ate from a sense of duty, all meat tasting alike to him.
The other portion killed and ate his own kind, or was killed and eaten by his own kind.
Toto behaved himself, and sat in a tin high-chair beside Dorothy and ate his dinner from a tin platter.
Indeed, they all ate from tin dishes, but these were of pretty shapes and brightly polished; Dorothy thought they were just as good as silver.
Pinocchio ate one pear in a twinkling and started to throw the core away, but Geppetto held his arm.