AskDefine | Define catena

Dictionary Definition

catena n : a chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma) [also: catenae (pl)]

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Italian

Etymology

From catēna.

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Latin

Noun

  1. chain
catēnā

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Extensive Definition

The word catena (often with Latin-type plural catenae) has various meanings:

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catena in Catalan: Catena
catena in French: Catena
catena in Italian: Catena
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