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cătēna , ae, f. (once with
I.num. distrib. as piur. tantum: “trinis catenis vinctus,Caes. B. G. 1, 53) [Sanscr. kat, to fall away; cf. catax].
I. A wooden bracket, brace, etc., for holding two beams together, Cato, R. R. 18, 9; Vitr. 7, 3; Pall. 1, 3, 1.—
II. A chain,
2. Of a chain stopping the entrance of a harbor: “catena ferrea valde robusta,Amm. 26, 8, 8.—
B. A chain of gold or silver worn by women as an ornament, Plin. 33, 3, 12, § 40; Paul. Sent. 3, 6, 84.—
C. A series of things connected together, a chain, series, Lucr. 6, 910 (but id. 2, 630, is a false reading for quod armis; v. Lachm.).—
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