Definition of patrin in English:

patrin

noun

cant
  • A marker made of grass, leaves, a twig, etc., left purposely by a Gypsy to indicate the direction taken.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Whyte-Melville (1821–1878), novelist and poet. From Welsh Romani patrin leaf, patrin from Balkan Romani patrí from Sanskrit patrikā, diminutive of patra leaf, feather.

Pronunciation

patrin

/ˈpatrɪn/