cathedra

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cathedra (seat), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathédra, chair of a teacher, throne), from κατά (katá, down) + ἕδρα (hédra, seat)

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Noun[edit]

cathedra (plural cathedrae)

  1. The chair or throne of a bishop.
  2. The rank of a bishop.
  3. ​The official chair of some position or office, as of a professor.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathédra), from κατά (katá, down) + ἕδρα (hédra, seat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cathedra f (genitive cathedrae); first declension

  1. armchair (having cushions and supports)
  2. ceremonial chair (of a teacher, later of a bishop)
  3. the office or rank of a teacher or bishop

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cathedra cathedrae
genitive cathedrae cathedrārum
dative cathedrae cathedrīs
accusative cathedram cathedrās
ablative cathedrā cathedrīs
vocative cathedra cathedrae

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References[edit]

  • căthē̆dra in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • căthedra” on page 275/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “cathedra” on page 285/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • “cathedra” on page 158/1 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)