catena

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin, from Latin catēna (chain) (from which also chain).

Noun[edit]

catena (plural catenas or catenae)

  1. A series of related items.
    • 1873, Walter Bagehot, Lombard Street:
      And, on the contrary, there is a whole catena of authorities, beginning with Sir Robert Peel and ending with Mr. Lowe, which say that the Banking Department of the Bank of England is only a Bank like any other bank

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin catēna.

Noun[edit]

catena f (plural catene)

  1. chain
  2. bond, fetter; subordination, repression
  3. tie, cord, bond
  4. tether (a rope, cable etc. that holds something in place whilst allowing some movement)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kat- (to link or weave together; chain, net). Might be related to casa.[1]

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Noun[edit]

catēna f (genitive catēnae); first declension

  1. chain
  2. vocative singular of catēna

catēnā f

  1. ablative singular of catēna

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative catēna catēnae
genitive catēnae catēnārum
dative catēnae catēnīs
accusative catēnam catēnās
ablative catēnā catēnīs
vocative catēna catēnae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny 472