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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
or Patarelli, a name apparently first used in Milan about 1058 to denote the extreme opponents of clerical marriages. The party was so called because, under the leadership of Arialdus, a deacon of Milan, its members used to assemble in the Pataria or ragmen's quarter of that city (pates being a provincial word for a rag). In the 13th century the name was appropriated by the Cathari, who said it came from pati (to suffer), because they endured hardship for their faith. See B Ogomils.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Patarenes'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/p/patarenes.html. 1910.