cataracta

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin cataracta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cataracta f (plural cataractes)

  1. cataract (degeneration of the eye)

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek καταρράκτης (katarrháktēs), from καταράσσω (katarássō, pour down).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cataracta f (genitive cataractae); first declension

  1. waterfall
  2. drawbridge, portcullis

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cataracta cataractae
Genitive cataractae cataractārum
Dative cataractae cataractīs
Accusative cataractam cataractās
Ablative cataractā cataractīs
Vocative cataracta cataractae

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: cataracta
  • Dutch: cataract
  • French: cataracte
  • Middle English: cataract
  • Spanish: catarata

References[edit]

  • cataracta in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cataracta in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cataracta in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cataracta in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • cataracta in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cataracta in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • cataracta in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cataracta

  1. Alternative form of cataract