cataracta

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek καταράκτης (kataráktēs), from καταράσσω (katarássō, pour down).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cataracta f (genitive cataractae); first declension

  1. waterfall
  2. drawbridge, portcullis

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cataracta cataractae
genitive cataractae cataractārum
dative cataractae cataractīs
accusative cataractam cataractās
ablative cataractā cataractīs
vocative cataracta cataractae

Descendants[edit]

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cataracta”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cataracta” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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