EMEDD Citations for "catastrophe"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. Catastrophæ (Latin entry by Thomas Cooper 1565, fol. R4v)

    Catastrophæ, es, fœm. gen. A subuersion: the ende of a comedie: the ende of any thyng.

  2. catastrophe (Latin entry by Thomas Thomas 1587)

    Catastrophe, es, f. g. * A subuersion, the ende of a comedy or of any thing.

  3. catastrophe (Italian entry by John Florio 1598)

    Catastrophe, the end or shutting vp of a comedie, or any thing else.

  4. catastrophe (English entry by Henry Cockeram 1623)

    CATASTROPHE: Catastrophe. The end of a comedie, a sudden alteration.

  5. catastrophe (English entry by Thomas Blount 1656)

    CATASTROPHE: Catastrophe (Gr.) a subversion, the ends, or last part of a Comedy or any other thing: a sudden alteration, the conclusion or shutting up a matter, or the inclination unto the end, as Vitae humanae catastrophe, the end of a mans life.

© Feb. 1999