γάτα

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Byzantine Greek γάτα (gáta), a 11th century parallel form of κάττα (kátta),[1] from Medieval Latin gatta,[2][3] from Late Latin catta.
Or,[4] from Hellenistic κάττα (kátta) with sound change from liaison with the accusative of the feminine article τήν (tḗn) /tin ˈkata > tiŋˈɡata > ti ˈɣata/.
The mediaeval or Hellenistic form κάττα (kátta) and the simplified spelling κάτα (káta) survives in modern form κάτα (káta), diminutives (as κατσούλα (katsoúla)), dialectal and regional. From Late Latin catta. Also see the masculine γάτος (gátos), from Late Latin cattus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣa.ta/
  • Hyphenation: γά‧τα

Noun[edit]

γάτα (gátaf (plural γάτες)

  1. cat (domestic species)
  2. (figuratively) crafty person

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kriaras, Emmanuel (vol.1 1969-), “γάτα”, in Επιτομή του Λεξικού της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής Δημώδους Γραμματείας [Concise Dictionary of Medieval Vulgar Greek Literature (1100–1669) Vols. I–XIV] (in Greek), Online edition
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2010), “γάτα”, in Etymologikó lexikó tis néas ellinikís glóssas [Etymological Dictionary of Modern Greek] (in Greek), Athens: Lexicology Centre
  3. ^ From Italian gatta by Andriotis, Nikolaos Pantelis (1983), “γάτα”, in Ετυμολογικό λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Etymological Dictionary of Koine Neo-Hellenic] (in Greek), 3rd ed. (1st ed. 1951), Thessaloniki: Aristotelian University, the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation
  4. ^ γάτα in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.