catena

[ kuh-tee-nuh ]
/ kəˈti nə /

noun, plural ca·te·nae [kuh-tee-nee] /kəˈti ni/,

a chain or connected series, especially of extracts from the writings of the fathers of the Christian church.

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Origin of catena

First recorded in 1635–45, catena is from the Latin word catēna a chain
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British Dictionary definitions for catena

catena
/ (kəˈtiːnə) /

noun plural -nae (-niː)

a connected series, esp of patristic comments on the Bible

Word Origin for catena

C17: from Latin: chain
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