-ata


-ata
-ata1
a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, forming nouns used esp. in names of zoological groups: Vertebrata.
[ < L, neut. pl. of -ATUS -ATE1, originally adj. in L, then substantivized in NL.]
-ata2
a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek: stomata.
[ < Gk t-stems, -mata result of, state of, act of; cf. -MENT]

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Universalium. 2010.


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