Meaning of cata- in English:

cata-

(also cat-)

Pronunciation /ˈkatə/

prefix

  • 1Down; downwards.

    • ‘catadromous’
  • 2Wrongly; badly.

    • ‘catachresis’
  • 3Completely.

    • ‘cataclysm’
  • 4Against; alongside.

    • ‘catapult’

Origin

From Greek kata ‘down’.