catarata

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cataracta, from Ancient Greek καταράκτης (kataráktēs) "down-rushing".

Noun[edit]

catarata f (plural cataratas)

  1. cataract (large waterfall)
    Synonym: catadupa
  2. (pathology) cataract (opacity of the lens in the eye)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Semi-learned borrowing from Latin cataracta, from Ancient Greek καταράκτης (kataráktēs, down-rushing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kataˈɾata/, [ka.t̪aˈɾa.t̪a]

Noun[edit]

catarata f (plural cataratas)

  1. waterfall, cataract
    Synonym: cascada
  2. (pathology) cataract (opacity of the lens in the eye)

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