Other Word Forms of Cathedral
Origin of Cathedral
Short for cathedral church from Middle English cathedral of a diocese from Old French from Medieval Latin cathedrālis of a bishop's see from Latin cathedra chair cathedra
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From cathedral church, from Late Latin ecclēsia cathedrālis (“church having a bishop's seat”), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathedra, “chair of a teacher, throne”), from κατά (kata, “down”) + ἕδρα (hedra, “seat”).
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