Definition of Catasta

1. a place for torture [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catasta

catarrh
catarrhal
catarrhal asthma
catarrhal fever
catarrhal gastritis
catarrhal inflammation
catarrhal jaundice
catarrhal ophthalmia
catarrhally
catarrhine
catarrhines
catarrhinian
catarrhous
catarrhs
catarrhy
catasta (current term)
catastalsis
catastaltic
catastas
catastases
catastasis
catastate
catastates
catasterism
catasterisms
catastrophal
catastrophe
catastrophe theory
catastrophes
catastrophic

Literary usage of Catasta

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1. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"Rules for the mode of levying—Penalties —Arbitrary and irresponsible power of the Commissioners for the " catasta"—Results of the action of Giovanni de' ..."

2. Contributions Toward a History of Arabico-Gothic Culture by Leo Wiener (1920)
"harfa is equated with catasta in the following glosses: SS., II, 389: catasta harfa II, 394: catasta .i. ... as the meaning of catasta became more generic, ..."

3. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"The only reference, then, left is to the passage quoted first where, as I have shown, catasta stands in the sense in which Aldhelm, the imitator of Gildas, ..."

4. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1882)
"Oh come debbo fare ? gli ho promesso la mi' figlia, rimarrò punita »; perché non era una figlia, era un pezzo da catasta. C'era 11 vicino una cisterna, ..."

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