cata-

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See also: cata, catá, catà, câtă, cață, and Ca-ta

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κατά(katá, downwards).

Prefix[edit]

cata-

  1. down
  2. reverse, backward, degenerative

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

It sometimes drops the final vowel, as in catoptric, and is sometimes changed to cath, as in cathartic, catholic.


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cata-, from Ancient Greek κατά(katá, under)

Prefix[edit]

cata-

  1. cata- (all senses)