kata-


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kata-

prefix
a variant of cata-

cata-

or kata-,
a prefix meaning “down,” “against,” “back,” occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek: cataclysm; catalog; catalepsy. Also, esp. before a vowel or h, cat-.
[< Greek kata-, comb. form of katá down, through, against, etc.]