κατά

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Proto-Indo-European origin. Cognate with Hittite [script?] (katta, down from, at, with, under)[script?] and perhaps Old Welsh cant (with).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

κᾰτᾰ́ (kata) (+ genitive)

  1. downwards, down from
  2. into
  3. against

κᾰτᾰ́ (kata) (+ accusative)

  1. downwards
  2. along, through, in
  3. towards
  4. during
  5. for, for the purpose of
  6. according to, in conformity with

Descendants[edit]

Prefix[edit]

κᾰτᾰ́ (kata)

  1. back
  2. downwards
  3. against
  4. fully, completely

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek κᾰτά (katá).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

κατά (katá)

  1. (with accusative) towards
    το δωμάτιο βλέπει κατά την ανατολή (the room faces east)
  2. (with accusative) during
    κατά τη διάρκεια του ταξιδιού (during the trip)
  3. (with accusative) around, about, close to
    θα έρθω κατά τις έξι το απόγευμα (I will come at about six pm)
  4. (with genitive) versus, against
    Έγινε έγκλημα κατά της Ελλάδας! (Crimes were committed against Greece!)

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