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A woman performing a kata
 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Japanese (pattern, model). In English use since the 1950s.

NounEdit

kata (plural katas)

  1. (martial arts) A sequence of positions and movements used in the practice of many martial arts.
    • 1979, Masatoshi Nakayama, Best Karate: Heian, Tekki, page 12,
      About fifty kata, or "formal exercises," are practiced at the present time, some having been passed down from generation to generation, others having been developed fairly recently.
    • 2006, Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman, Karate in Action, page 22,
      Katas are a series of motions, such as punches, strikes, and kicks, arranged in a specific pattern. The pattern allows the motions to flow into one another. A student must learn a new kata to advance to each new belt level.
    • 2009, Thomas W. Hanlon, The Sports Rules Book, Human Kinetics, page 161,
      When the competitor's name is called, she stands on the designated line, bows to the panel of judges, and announces the name of the kata she will perform. [] She then performs the kata. When she is finished, her opponent performs her kata. At the end of the second kata, both return to the mat area to await the decision of the judging panel.
    • 2010, Kenji Tokitsu, The Katas: The Meaning Behind the Movements.

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek κατά (katá, downwards). Compare cata-.

NounEdit

kata (plural katas)

  1. Abbreviation of kata thermometer.
  2. (in combination) A drop (in temperature).
    kata thermometer; kata factor

AdverbEdit

kata (comparative more kata, superlative most kata)

  1. In a direction analogous to down, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension.
    • 1985, Rudy von Bitter Rucker, The Fourth Dimension: A Guided Tour of the Higher Universes (page 43)
      Your right half would move ana, let us say, and your left half would move kata. The two halves would, in their parallel spaces, move past the plane of rotation, and then they would swing back into our space.
    • 2005, Animation journal (volumes 13-15)
      Added to the conventional FPS control keys are two extra keys that move the player in ana and kata direction in 4d space. If you go in this extra direction the space around you changes, the room transforms.
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

kata (plural katas)

  1. Alternative form of gata

AnagramsEdit


ChickasawEdit

PronounEdit

kata

  1. (interrogative) who

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

kato (cat) +‎ -a (adjective)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkata/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧ta
  • Rhymes: -ata

AdjectiveEdit

kata (accusative singular katan, plural kataj, accusative plural katajn)

  1. feline

FinnishEdit

VerbEdit

kata

  1. Indicative present connegative form of kattaa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of kattaa.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of kattaa.

AnagramsEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay kata, from Sanskrit कथा (kathā, speech; story).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kata

  1. word

HyponymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kata

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かた

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sanskrit कथा (kathā).

NounEdit

kata (Jawi spelling کات, plural kata-kata)

  1. word

Derived termsEdit


NovialEdit

EtymologyEdit

kate +‎ -a (feminine nominal suffix).

NounEdit

kata f (plural katas)

  1. female cat

HypernymsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit


PitjantjatjaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kata

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. mind
  3. (of a car) bonnet, hood
  4. (of a lorry) cab

Derived termsEdit


Rapa NuiEdit

VerbEdit

kata

  1. laugh

SwahiliEdit

VerbEdit

-kata (infinitive kukata)

  1. to cut
  2. (of tickets) to buy

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of -kata
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kukata kutokata
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative kata kateni
Habitual hukata
Complex finite forms
Polarity Persons Persons / Classes Classes
1st 2nd 3rd / M-wa M-mi Ma Ki-vi N U Ku Pa Mu
Sg. Pl. Sg. Pl. Sg. / 1 Pl. / 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / 14 15 / 17 16 18
Past
Positive nilikata
nalikata
tulikata
twalikata
ulikata
walikata
mlikata
mwalikata
alikata walikata ulikata ilikata lilikata yalikata kilikata vilikata ilikata zilikata ulikata kulikata palikata mulikata
Relative niliokata
naliokata
tuliokata
twaliokata
uliokata
waliokata
mliokata
mwaliokata
aliokata waliokata uliokata iliokata liliokata yaliokata kiliokata viliokata iliokata ziliokata uliokata kuliokata paliokata muliokata
Negative sikukata hatukukata hukukata hamkukata hakukata hawakukata haukukata haikukata halikukata hayakukata hakikukata havikukata haikukata hazikukata haukukata hakukukata hapakukata hamukukata
Present
Positive ninakata
nakata
tunakata unakata mnakata anakata wanakata unakata inakata linakata yanakata kinakata vinakata inakata zinakata unakata kunakata panakata munakata
Relative ninaokata
naokata
tunaokata unaokata mnaokata anaokata wanaokata unaokata inaokata linaokata yanaokata kinaokata vinaokata inaokata zinaokata unaokata kunaokata panaokata munaokata
Negative sikati hatukati hukati hamkati hakati hawakati haukati haikati halikati hayakati hakikati havikati haikati hazikati haukati hakukati hapakati hamukati
Future
Positive nitakata tutakata utakata mtakata atakata watakata utakata itakata litakata yatakata kitakata vitakata itakata zitakata utakata kutakata patakata mutakata
Relative nitakaokata tutakaokata utakaokata mtakaokata atakaokata watakaokata utakaokata itakaokata litakaokata yatakaokata kitakaokata vitakaokata itakaokata zitakaokata utakaokata kutakaokata patakaokata mutakaokata
Negative sitakata hatutakata hutakata hamtakata hatakata hawatakata hautakata haitakata halitakata hayatakata hakitakata havitakata haitakata hazitakata hautakata hakutakata hapatakata hamutakata
Subjunctive
Positive nikate tukate ukate mkate akate wakate ukate ikate likate yakate kikate vikate ikate zikate ukate kukate pakate mukate
Negative nisikate tusikate usikate msikate asikate wasikate usikate isikate lisikate yasikate kisikate visikate isikate zisikate usikate kusikate pasikate musikate
Present Conditional
Positive ningekata tungekata ungekata mngekata angekata wangekata ungekata ingekata lingekata yangekata kingekata vingekata ingekata zingekata ungekata kungekata pangekata mungekata
Negative nisingekata
singekata
tusingekata
hatungekata
usingekata
hungekata
msingekata
hamngekata
asingekata
hangekata
wasingekata
hawangekata
usingekata
haungekata
isingekata
haingekata
lisingekata
halingekata
yasingekata
hayangekata
kisingekata
hakingekata
visingekata
havingekata
isingekata
haingekata
zisingekata
hazingekata
usingekata
haungekata
kusingekata
hakungekata
pasingekata
hapangekata
musingekata
hamungekata
Past Conditional
Positive ningalikata tungalikata ungalikata mngalikata angalikata wangalikata ungalikata ingalikata lingalikata yangalikata kingalikata vingalikata ingalikata zingalikata ungalikata kungalikata pangalikata mungalikata
Negative nisingalikata
singalikata
tusingalikata
hatungalikata
usingalikata
hungalikata
msingalikata
hamngalikata
asingalikata
hangalikata
wasingalikata
hawangalikata
usingalikata
haungalikata
isingalikata
haingalikata
lisingalikata
halingalikata
yasingalikata
hayangalikata
kisingalikata
hakingalikata
visingalikata
havingalikata
isingalikata
haingalikata
zisingalikata
hazingalikata
usingalikata
haungalikata
kusingalikata
hakungalikata
pasingalikata
hapangalikata
musingalikata
hamungalikata
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningelikata tungelikata ungelikata mngelikata angelikata wangelikata ungelikata ingelikata lingelikata yangelikata kingelikata vingelikata ingelikata zingelikata ungelikata kungelikata pangelikata mungelikata
General Relative
Positive nikatao tukatao ukatao mkatao akatao wakatao ukatao ikatao likatao yakatao kikatao vikatao ikatao zikatao ukatao kukatao pakatao mukatao
Negative nisiokata tusiokata usiokata msiokata asiokata wasiokata usiokata isiokata lisiokata yasiokata kisiokata visiokata isiokata zisiokata usiokata kusiokata pasiokata musiokata
Gnomic
Positive nakata twakata wakata mwakata akata wakata wakata yakata lakata yakata chakata vyakata yakata zakata wakata kwakata pakata mwakata
Perfect
Positive nimekata tumekata umekata mmekata amekata wamekata umekata imekata limekata yamekata kimekata vimekata imekata zimekata umekata kumekata pamekata mumekata
"Already"
Positive nimeshakata tumeshakata umeshakata mmeshakata ameshakata wameshakata umeshakata imeshakata limeshakata yameshakata kimeshakata vimeshakata imeshakata zimeshakata umeshakata kumeshakata pameshakata mumeshakata
"Not yet"
Negative sijakata hatujakata hujakata hamjakata hajakata hawajakata haujakata haijakata halijakata hayajakata hakijakata havijakata haijakata hazijakata haujakata hakujakata hapajakata hamujakata
"If/When"
Positive nikikata tukikata ukikata mkikata akikata wakikata ukikata ikikata likikata yakikata kikikata vikikata ikikata zikikata ukikata kukikata pakikata mukikata
"If not"
Negative nisipokata tusipokata usipokata msipokata asipokata wasipokata usipokata isipokata lisipokata yasipokata kisipokata visipokata isipokata zisipokata usipokata kusipokata pasipokata musipokata
Consecutive
Positive nikakata tukakata ukakata mkakata akakata wakakata ukakata ikakata likakata yakakata kikakata vikakata ikakata zikakata ukakata kukakata pakakata mukakata
Not all possible forms are listed in the table. Transitive verbs can take object concords, relative concords can agree with all noun classes, and many other forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

TagalogEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

kata

  1. start of bubbling of rice being boiled
  2. fiction; make-believe
  3. ide talk

Pronunciation 2Edit

PronounEdit

kata

  1. we; the two of us; you and I

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

kata

  1. genitive singular of kat