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


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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