See also: κατα- and κατά-

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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥-teh₂, from *ḱóm. Cognate with Hittite [script needed](katta, down from, at, with, under) and perhaps Old Welsh cant(with).

PronunciationEdit

 

PrepositionEdit

κᾰτᾰ́ (katá) (+ genitive)

  1. downwards, down from
  2. into
  3. against

κᾰτᾰ́ (katá) (+ accusative)

  1. downwards
  2. along, through, in
  3. towards
  4. during
  5. for, for the purpose of
  6. according to, in conformity with

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: κατά(katá)
  • Latin: cata (see there for further descendants)

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GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek κᾰτά(katá).

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

κατά (katá)

  1. (with genitive) versus, against
    Έγινε έγκλημα κατά της Ελλάδας!‎ ― Égine énklima katá tis Elládas! ― Crimes were committed against Greece!
  2. (with accusative) towards
    Το δωμάτιο βλέπει κατά την ανατολή.‎ ― To domátio vlépei katá tin anatolí. ― The room faces towards the east
  3. (with accusative) during
    κατά τη διάρκεια του ταξιδιού‎ ― katá ti diárkeia tou taxidioú ― during the trip
  4. (with accusative) around, about, close to
    Θα έρθω κατά τις έξι το απόγευμα.‎ ― Tha értho katá tis éxi to apógevma. ― I will come at about six pm.
  5. (with accusative) according
    κατά τον Γιώργο ...‎ ― katá ton Giórgo ... ― according to George ...

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