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Definition of the noun catena

What does catena mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: catenas

  1. 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)
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: chain / concatenation = a series of things depending on each other as if linked together

Alternative definition of the noun catena


  1. A series of related items.


Who is Catena?

Catena a.k.a. Carolina Catena was an actress.


"Catena" is a composition.


  1. Catena: A catena is a form of biblical commentary, verse by verse, made up entirely of excerpts from earlier Biblical commentators, each introduced with the name of the author, and with such minor adjustments of words to allow the whole to form a continuous commentary.
  2. Catena: In linguistics the catena is a unit of syntax and morphology, closely associated with dependency grammars. It is a more flexible and inclusive unit than the constituent and may therefore be better suited than the constituent to serve as the fundamental unit of syntactic and morphosyntactic analysis. The catena concept was introduced to linguistics by William O'Grady in 1998 and has been seized upon by other linguists and applied to the syntax of idiosyncratic meaning of all sorts, to the syntax of ellipsis mechanisms, to the syntax of predicate-argument structures, and to the syntax of discontinuities. The catena concept has also been taken as the basis for a theory of morphosyntax, i.e. for the extension of dependencies into words; dependencies are acknowledged between the morphs that constitute words. While the catena concept has so far been applied mainly to the syntax of English, other works are also demonstrating its applicability to the syntax and morphology of other languages.
  3. Catena: A Catena in soil science is a sequence of types of soil down a hill slope. Each soil type or "facet" differs somewhat from its neighbours, but all occur in the same climate and on the same underlying material. A mature catena is in equilibrium as the processes of deposition and erosion are in balance.

Phrases with Catena

Phrases starting with the word Catena:

  1. Catena Serena
  2. Catena Compound

Phrases ending with the word Catena:

  1. Eressa Catena
  2. Natica Catena
  3. Rapala Catena
  4. Acontia Catena
  5. Euspira catena
  6. Lunatia catena
  7. Pararge Catena
  8. Philine catena
  9. Hesperia Catena
  10. Lapethus Catena
  11. Bathyonus Catena
  12. Polinices catena
  13. Porogadus Catena
  14. Quintilia Catena
  15. Turricula Catena
  16. Glycyphana Catena
  17. Hypercompe Catena
  18. Mychocerus Catena

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Catena

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Google previewSoils in Archaeological Research (2004)

by Vance T. Holliday

a catena is a mapping unit defining a group or pattern of soils along a slope formed as a result of differential drainage on the slope, solute leaching down-slope, and erosion and deposition along the ...

Google previewWritten To Serve (2015)

The Use of Scripture in 1 Peter by Benjamin Sargent

Similarly, yet without recourse to typology, Best argues that the essential image of the catena is the communities as...

Google previewAct of Treason (2011)

The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy by Mark North

Catena is a lifelong friend of Doc Stacher, who is currently embroiled in litigation in Las Vegas as a probable result of ELSUR taps on casino phones (see May 1963). “Second-in-command during Genovese's absence is Jerry Catena.

Google previewThe British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review (1843)

Just as the Aurea Catena is a body of Patristic tradition on the interpretation of the Gospels, so is the Summa Theologiae a mighty synthesis in which Catholic doctrine is bound together in one consistent whole ; and it has suffered accordingly.

Google previewEcological Scale (1998)

Theory and Applications by David Lawrence Peterson, V. Thomas Parker

A catena is a soil drainage sequence in uniform parent materials. Few hillslopes have a single parent material, drainage patterns can be complex, and hillslope dynamics are often episodic rather than steady-state. Persistence ...

Google previewPaul and the Synagogue (2013)

Romans and the Isaiah Targum by Delio DelRio

catena is a matter of debate. Fitzmyer and Jewett suggested that Paul adopted an already existing list. dunn acknowledged the possibility but suggested Pauline authorship based on the degree to which the verses fit Paul's argument.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

The true catena is that assumed by a chain of uniform weight r unit of length, ut the form generally adopted for suspension bri ges is that assumed by n thain under a weight uniforml distributed relatively to a horizontal line. This curve is a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

CATENA The catena concept was proposed by Milne'10'"' as an interlocking of elements of the landscape. The term is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

EMB catena A topographic (hillside) sequence of soils (or toposequence) of similar age but with different profiles developed at different positions on a slope from the same parent material (simple catena) or different parent materials ( composite ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Christianity, Second Edition (2013)

by Everett Ferguson

The catena is therefore a special form of florilegium, that is, an anthology of quotations pertaining to a given subject; when the subject is scripture, the florilegium is called a ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550 (2016)

Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations by Juhani Norri

ML catena pectoris (see quot.).] Collar bones as unit. a1500 *Mondeville(a) 26rb: Þe forke of þe golette oþer þe cheine of þe golette oþer þe breste oþer þe chanell of þe nekke [L:furcula gulae vel cathena gulae vel pectoris, qui gallice vocatur ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

catena A sequence of soil types arising from the same parent rock, but distinct from each other because of the variations—such as *leaching and *mass movement—arising from topography. De Alba et al.

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

catatrepsis see katatrepsis catena n.; pl. -nabe [L. catena, chain] ( ARTHRO: Insecta) In male Lepidoptera, a series of longitudinal scale-like dentations on a ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1T1E1N1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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