Origin of catalog

1425–75; late Middle English cataloge < Late Latin catalogus < Greek katálogos a register (akin to katalégein to count up), equivalent to kata- cata- + -logos reckoning

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British Dictionary definitions for catalogue

catalogue

US catalog

/ (ˈkætəˌlɒɡ) /

noun


verb -logues, -loguing or -logued or US -logs, -loging or -loged

to compile a catalogue of (a library)
to add (books, items, etc) to an existing catalogue

Derived Forms

cataloguer or cataloguist, noun

Word Origin for catalogue

C15: from Late Latin catalogus, from Greek katalogos, from katalegein to list, from kata- completely + legein to collect
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