cathedra

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cathedra (seat), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathédra, chair of a teacher, throne), from κατά (katá, down) + ἕδρα (hédra, seat). Doublet of chair and chaise.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cathedra (plural cathedrae or cathedras)

  1. The chair or throne of a bishop.
  2. The rank of bishop.
  3. The official chair of some position or office, as of a professor.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathédra), from κατά (katá, down) + ἕδρα (hédra, seat).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cathedra f (genitive cathedrae); first declension

  1. armchair (having cushions and supports)
  2. ceremonial chair (of a teacher, later of a bishop)
  3. the office or rank of teacher or bishop

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cathedra cathedrae
Genitive cathedrae cathedrārum
Dative cathedrae cathedrīs
Accusative cathedram cathedrās
Ablative cathedrā cathedrīs
Vocative cathedra cathedrae

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ReferencesEdit

  • căthē̆dra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cathedra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cathedra in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • căthedra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 275/2
  • cathedra in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cathedra in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • cathedra” on page 285/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976) , “cathedra”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 158/1