Definition of cata- in English:

cata-

(also cat-)

prefix

  • 1Down; downwards.

    ‘catadromous’
  • 2Wrongly; badly.

    ‘catachresis’
  • 3Completely.

    ‘cataclysm’
  • 4Against; alongside.

    ‘catapult’

Origin

From Greek kata ‘down’.

Pronunciation

cata-

/ˈkatə/