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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cath"e*dra
The official chair or throne of a bishop, or of any person in high authority.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. � seat. See Chair

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A throne that is the official chair of a bishop

From Latin cathedra (“seat”), from Ancient Greek καθέδρα (kathédra, “chair of a teacher, throne”), from κατά (katá, “down”) + ἕδρα (hédra, “seat”)

  1. The chair or throne of a bishop.
  2. The rank of a bishop.
  3. The official chair of some position or office, as of a professor.

cathedra was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Fun Facts about the name Cathedra

  • When was the first name Cathedra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cathedra is Friday, April 20th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Cathedra? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cathedra. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cathedra: Your name in reverse order is Ardehtac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eahcrtad. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Cathedra born Mar 16, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 775. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.