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Katharevousa

noun Ka·tha·re·vou·sa \ˌkä-thə-ˈre-və-ˌsä\

Definition of Katharevousa

  1. :  modern Greek conforming to classic Greek usage



Variants of katharevousa

or Katharevusa \ˌkä-thə-ˈre-və-ˌsä\

Origin of katharevousa

Modern Greek kathareuousa, from Greek, feminine of kathareuōn, present participle of kathareuein to be pure, from katharos pure


First Known Use: 1936


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