Definition of ata

 (Entry 1 of 3)

variant spelling of


\ ˈätə, -tˌä\
plural Ata or Atas

Definition of Ata (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : a predominantly pagan people near Mount Apo in central Mindanao, Philippines
b : a member of such people
2 : an Austronesian language of the Ata people
-a·​ta | \ ˈä|tə, ˈā|, ˈȧ|, |tə—in the pronunciation of words containing this suffix, usually only the first two variants are shown\

Definition of -ata (Entry 3 of 3)

: ones characterized by having (such a feature) in names of zoological groups CoelenterataVertebrataChordataBranchiata

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History and Etymology for ata

Noun plural suffix

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of -atus -ate

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