Katharevousa

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

Katharevusa

play \ˌkä-thə-ˈre-və-ˌsä\

Definition of Katharevousa

  1. :  modern Greek conforming to classic Greek usage

Origin and Etymology 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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