catasta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

catasta (plural catastae)

  1. (historical) A platform for exhibiting slaves for sale.
  2. (historical) A stage or place for torture.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin catasta, from Ancient Greek κατάστασις (katástasis, establishment, institution, method, condition).

Noun[edit]

catasta f (plural cataste)

  1. pile, stack

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κατάστασις (katástasis, establishment, institution, method, condition).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

catasta f (genitive catastae); first declension

  1. platform for exhibiting slaves for sale
  2. pile for burnings at the stake
  3. scaffold, stage

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative catasta catastae
genitive catastae catastārum
dative catastae catastīs
accusative catastam catastās
ablative catastā catastīs
vocative catasta catastae

References[edit]

  • catasta in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • catasta in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • catasta in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • catasta in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • catasta in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin