noun cat·a·sar·ka \ˌkatəˈsärkə\

Definition of catasarka



  1. :  the second of three altar cloths in the Eastern Church

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Origin and Etymology of catasarka

Middle Greek katasarka, from Greek kata sarka next to the skin, from kata next to, down + sarka, accusative of sarx flesh — more at cata-, sarcasm

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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