catena

noun
ca·​te·​na | \ kə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce catena (audio) \
plural catenae\ kə-​ˈtē-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce catenae (audio) \ or catenas

Definition of catena

: a connected series of related things

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Examples of catena in a Sentence

a catena of lies that ultimately proved to be her undoing

First Known Use of catena

1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catena

Medieval Latin, from Latin, chain

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The first known use of catena was in 1641

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Cite this Entry

“Catena.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catena. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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