Katharevousa

noun
Ka·​tha·​re·​vou·​sa | \ ˌkä-thə-ˈre-və-ˌsä How to pronounce Katharevousa (audio) \
variants: or Katharevusa

Definition of Katharevousa

: modern Greek conforming to classic Greek usage

First Known Use of Katharevousa

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Katharevousa

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

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“Katharevousa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Katharevousa. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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