Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin catēnāre (to chain together), derived from catēna (chain).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ka.teˈ
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: ca‧te‧nà‧re

Verb edit

catenàre (no present, no past historic, past participle catenàto, no subjunctive, no imperative, auxiliary avére)

  1. (archaic, rare, transitive) to chain up, to enchain
    Synonym: incatenare

Usage notes edit

  • The verb is only attested in compound tenses in passive constructions.

Conjugation edit

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

  • catenare in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Verb edit


  1. inflection of catēnō:
    1. present active infinitive
    2. second-person singular present passive indicative/imperative