Definition of Catena

1. Noun. 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).

Generic synonyms: Chain, Concatenation
Derivative terms: Catenate, Catenulate



Definition of Catena

1. n. A chain or series of things connected with each other.

Definition of Catena

1. Noun. A series of related items. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catena

1. a closely linked series [n -NAS or -NAE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catena

categorizing
category
category killer
category killers
category mistake
category mistakes
category theory
categoryless
catel
catelectrode
catelectrodes
catelectrotonic
catelectrotonus
catelog
catelogs
catena (current term)
catena compound
catenabacterium contortum
catenaccio
catenae
catenane
catenanes
catenaries
catenary
catenary bridge
catenary bridges
catenas
catenate
catenated
catenates

Literary usage of Catena

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The earliest Greek catena is ascribed to Procopius of Gaza, ... Such collections are not so numerous as the Scriptural or even the dogmatic catena? ..."

2. Journal of Theological Studies (1905)
"THE ORIGEN-CITATIONS IN CRAMER'S catena ON I CORINTHIANS. ... The MS (Paris, grec 227) contains ^-^nly the catena upon this Epistle, and is in excellent ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1862)
"There is probably no other MS. of equal antiquity accompanied by a catena. H may be considered of the eighth century at least. ..."

4. Principles of Microscopy: Being a Handbook to the Microscope by Almroth Wright (1906)
"... of a catena OF VISTAS—Image formation in a catena of surface vistas—Law governing the inversion of the image in a catena of surface vistas—Methods of ..."

5. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"... catena, Tb.: nulle adde catenas, clauses of obligation (in a ... [catena], chained, fettered: ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The simplest method of making a catena was to follow one principal ... Other catena; are indiscriminate anthologies, no one authority being preferred. ..."

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