Meaning of -ATA in English

-ATA

-ata 1

a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, forming nouns used esp. in names of zoological groups: Vertebrata.

[ 1 , originally adj. in L, then substantivized in NL. ]

-ata 2

a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek: stomata.

[ t- stems, - mata result of, state of, act of; cf. -MENT ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .