καθέδρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From κατά (katá, down) +‎ ἕδρα (hédra, seat).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

κᾰθέδρᾱ (kathédrāf (genitive κᾰθέδρᾱς); first declension

  1. seat
    1. chair
    2. (nautical) rower's seat
    3. sitting part, posterior, bottom
    4. (architecture) base of a column
  2. sitting posture
    1. seated idleness, inaction
    2. session
  3. teacher's chair, professorial chair
  4. imperial throne
    1. (figuratively) imperial representative

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: cathedra (see there for further descendants)
  • Russian: ка́федра (káfedra)
  • Ukrainian: ка́федра (káfedra)

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