If you think about the word cathedral—as one does—you imagine that it must have originally meant “cat chair,” since you know that hedra is ancient Greek for “chair.” Right?
Well, not exactly.
But now, at least, you want to read James Harbeck’s short but delicious post about cats, cathedrals, and related words.
Before you do, you may want to ponder the possibility that the word “cat” is etymologically related to “catalog” and “cathode.” What do you think? Make a guess, and then read the article to find out.
Categories: Cats, Linguistics