Lit. 'chains, series'. An anthology of comments and glosses on the Bible by Church Fathers and others. The first catenae appeared in the 6c, when a series of comments by various authors on a particular verse were gathered together, the chain being particular sentences or words of the scriptures on which were 'hung' the comments. Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) edited one such known as Catena Aurea = The Golden Chain. Collections of catenae formed an important part of teaching in the 13c *cathedral and monastic schools, reflecting the importance attached by the medieval Church to the past and authority. The singular form, catena = a chain, which secured valuable books to a reading place. [< Lat. catena = a chain, a series] -

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  • CATENAE — ad manus tantum, sicut Compedes ad pedes pertinent. Claudianus de Raptu Proserpinae, l. 3. v. 109. ubi de ipsa Proserpina, matri per somnum apparente, Sic fata trementes Tendere conatur palmas, vis improba serri Impedit, et motae somnum excussêre …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Catenae — развернутые комментарии к Священному Писанию, составленные из отрывков церковных писателей «золотого века экзегезы» (III V). Первым создателем к. был Прокопий из Газы. Они назывались hermeneia (пояснения), eklogai eksegetikai (пояснительные… …   Античные писатели

  • Catenae — Catēnae (Katēnen, lat., »Ketten«), Sammlungen oder Aneinanderreihungen von Bibelauslegungen der Kirchenväter. – Vgl. Lietzmann (1897) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Catenae —     Catenæ     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Catenæ     (Lat. catena, a chain)     Collections of excerpts from the writings of Biblical commentators, especially the Fathers and early ecclesiastical writers, strung together like the links of a chain …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Catenae — Catena in Minuscule 556 Catena (chaîne en latin), au pluriel catenae, est utilisé en Patristique pour désigner des commentaires choisis sur un livre biblique, verset après verset. Certains auteurs cités dans les chaînes exégétiques sont d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • catenae — n. sequence, chain, series …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Catēnae patrum — (lat., Catenen), Erklärung der biblischen Bücher aus den Kirchenvätern, bes. Athanasius, Basilius, Chrysostomus, auch Ammonius, Cyrillus, Acacius, Theodorus von Heraklea etc., gezogen u. nach der Ordnung der biblischen Bücher gestellt; Werke des… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Catenae patrum — Catenae patrum, lat., Sammlungen von Bibelauslegungen aus den Schriften der Kirchenväter, dem biblischen Texte reihenweise beigefügt, ohne zu einem systematischen Ganzen verarbeitet zu sein …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • List of catenae on Mars — This is a list of named catenae on Mars. In planetary geology, a catena is a chain of similarly sized impact craters. On Mars, they are named after nearby classical albedo features as prescribed by the International Astronomical Union s rules for …   Wikipedia

  • List of geological features on Ganymede — Catenae= RegioulciReferences* [ body=Ganymede systemID=5 bodyID=5 sort=AName show=Fname show=Lat show=Long show=Diam show=Stat show=Orig USGS nomenclature for Ganymede] …   Wikipedia

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