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


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


First declension.

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

Related termsEdit



  • 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • 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


catta f

  1. Alternative spelling of katta