catella

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A feminisation of catellus (a little dog”, “a puppy or whelp) or an alteration of catula (a female whelp”, “a young bitch).

Noun[edit]

catella f (genitive catellae); first declension

  1. a little bitch, bitch puppy, female whelp
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative catella catellae
genitive catellae catellārum
dative catellae catellīs
accusative catellam catellās
ablative catellā catellīs
vocative catella catellae

Etymology 2[edit]

A contraction of catēnula, a diminutive formed catēna +‎ -ula.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

catella f (genitive catellae); first declension

  1. a light or ornamental chain
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative catella catellae
genitive catellae catellārum
dative catellae catellīs
accusative catellam catellās
ablative catellā catellīs
vocative catella catellae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • catella in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • catella in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • catella” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • catella in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • catella in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin