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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? orgin
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Q: Please tell me the orgin and the form of the word "catastrophe", thanks.
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Catastrophe is a Greek word which literally means – to turn against.

The Romans adopted this word into Latin, and gave it its various metaphorical meanings – a sudden reversal of fortune, a calamitous event, etc

The “strophe” part of the word was until recently used in many other words, but they have fallen out of use – antistrophe (to argue against a position) or Boustrophedon (to move like a cow)

Cata- continues to be used in many English words, usually implying a sense of completion – catalogue, catapult


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