• WordNet 3.6
    • n Patras a port city in western Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese on an inlet of the Ionian Sea; was a major trade center from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century BC; commercial importance revived during the Middle Ages
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In literature:

We leave, the Basses, the English officer and I, in a small tub of a boat for Patras, and train to Athens.
"Adventures and Letters" by Richard Harding Davis
The engagement, however, was in reality fought at the entrance of the Gulf of Patras, ten leagues westward from the town.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
This picturesque description, based on a novel by {105} Lucius of Patras, is undoubtedly extreme.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
But in Patras, the child did not stay long.
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
Could it be Madama da Patras, mother to the King, kneeling on the pavement in the night!
"The Royal Pawn of Venice" by Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
When the Corinthian ships bore up from Patrae to cross to the AEtolian shore, the Athenian column steered directly toward them.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Sail from Mesolonghi, arrive Patras.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
A favourable opportunity fortunately offered itself of displaying the power of the steamer to Ibrahim Pasha's camp at Patras.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
At Piraeus and Patras there were disquieting demonstrations of popular discontent with the increasing cost of living.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Tradition says he was crucified at Patrae by the proconsul AEgeas.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

In news:

WOONSOCKET- Constance M (Ethier) Patras , 87, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the wife of the late Raymond J Patras and daughter of the late Roland and Mabel (Brunelle) Ethier.
Surya , a vertically integrated manufacturer of area rugs and home accessories, has announced its partnership with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-governmental organization that provides mid-day meal programs at schools across India.
Box braids, Patra braids, Poetic Justice braids–however you prefer to refer to them–are baaack.

In science:

Patra (2001) Statistics of Atmospheric Correlations, Phys.
Multifractality in the Random Parameters Model
Research Committee of the University of Patras for a “K.
On supersymmetry and other properties of a class of marginally deformed backgrounds
We generalize the results obtained by Patras and Reutenauer in the associative case to any operad P : the functor O sends P -algebras to P -algebras.
From left modules to algebras over an operad: application to combinatorial Hopf algebras
Following an idea lying in , Patras and Reutenauer proved in that two associative bialgebras arise naturally from a twisted associative bialgebra (A, m, ∆): the symmetrized bialgebra ¯A = (A, ˆm, ¯∆) and the cosymmetrized bialgebra ˆA = (A, ¯m, ˆ∆).
From left modules to algebras over an operad: application to combinatorial Hopf algebras
In this section, we generalize the results of Patras and Reutenauer in obtained in the associative case to any Hopf operad.
From left modules to algebras over an operad: application to combinatorial Hopf algebras