Cath



variant of cata- before an aspirate:
cathode.
(often lowercase) cathedral.
Catholic.
Historical Examples

cath’arine (St.) of Alexandria (fourth century), patron saint of girls and virgins generally.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

There seems to be a playful allusion in these words to mewian and cath, the mewing of a cat.
Y Gododin Aneurin

cath and Bill, whom you met, are her cousins—or rather, cath is.
Vision House C. N. Williamson

But an outcry from cath, Bill, and Mothereen cut his words in two.
Vision House C. N. Williamson

Some great men, some men of genius, are protesting against the tyranny of cath- olicism.
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll

He was stationed somewhere—Marise didn’t know where—and cath had been a “war bride.”
Vision House C. N. Williamson

There’th a coath in half an hour, that goeth to the rail, ‘purpothe to cath the mail train.
Hard Times Charles Dickens

At th’ cath’lic chu’ch on th’ hill, th’ same whut’s now Father John’s.
A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey

“No, yer won’t have no cath’lic doin’s with Brigham,” responded his wife.
The Angel of the Gila: Cora Marsland

Drewyer and party did not return from the cath lah mah’s this evening as we expected.
The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

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