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EtymologyEdit

Typically thought to be related to cattus, in which case see that entry and cat for more.

NounEdit

catta f (genitive cattae); first declension

  1. cat (or some unknown species of animal or bird)
    Baruch 6:21 (Vulgate) "supra corpus eorum et supra caput volant noctuae et hirundines et aves etiam similiter et cattae"
    Owls, and swallows, and other birds fly upon their bodies, and upon their heads, and cats in like manner

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative catta cattae
genitive cattae cattārum
dative cattae cattīs
accusative cattam cattās
ablative cattā cattīs
vocative catta cattae

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • catta in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “catta”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • catta” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • catta in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Old SaxonEdit

NounEdit

catta f

  1. Alternative spelling of katta