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catena

[kuh-tee-nuh] /kəˈti nə/
noun, plural catenae
[kuh-tee-nee] /kəˈti ni/ (Show IPA)
1.
a chain or connected series, especially of extracts from the writings of the fathers of the Christian church.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin catēna a chain
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catena

/kəˈtiːnə/
noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
1.
a connected series, esp of patristic comments on the Bible
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: chain
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