- adj. 天主教的；宽宏大量的
- n. 天主教徒；罗马天主教
CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE
1. cat- "according to, relating to, about" + hol- + -ic.
2. => "on the whole, in general, relating to all".
3. => universal, general.
4. => "of the doctrines of the ancient Church," literally "universally accepted".
5. Etymologically, the Catholic Church is the universal church, comprising all Christians.
6. General sense of "of interest to all, universal".
cata-, 向下。-hol, 整个的，全部的，词源同holy, whole, hologram(全息图)。用于宗教术语，即无所不包的。
- catholic:  Etymologically, the Catholic Church is the universal church, comprising all Christians. For catholic comes ultimately from a Greek word, katholikós, meaning ‘relating to all, general’. It was a derivative of kathólou, a compound formed from katá ‘relating to’ and hólos ‘whole’ (source of English holism and holistic). It passed into English via Old French catholique or ecclesiastical Latin catholicus. Its original meaning is preserved today in such contexts as ‘catholic tastes’ – that is, ‘wideranging tastes’.
- catholic (adj.)
- mid-14c., "of the doctrines of the ancient Church," literally "universally accepted," from French catholique, from Church Latin catholicus "universal, general," from Greek katholikos, from phrase kath' holou "on the whole, in general," from kata "about" + genitive of holos "whole" (see safe (adj.)). Applied to the Church in Rome c. 1554, after the Reformation began. General sense of "of interest to all, universal" is from 1550s.
- Catholic (n.)
- "member of the Roman Catholic church," 1560s, from Catholic (adj.).
- 1. It presented in satirical terms points made in earnest by Catholic writers.
- 2. Mr Thomas was taught by the Catholic nuns whose school he attended.
- 3. A new Catholic bishop was installed in Galway yesterday.
- 4. He was a recent Catholic convert, and very zealous.
- 5. Cuba was one of the least Catholic of the Latin countries.
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