Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The puristic, archaizing form of Modern Greek, having morphological and lexical features borrowed from Koine.

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  • n. literary style of Modern Greek containing features borrowed from Koine

Etymologies

Modern Greek kathareuousa, from Greek, feminine present participle of kathareuein, to be pure, from katharos, pure.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The original Greek text of I Confess One Baptism, published in 1983 and currently out of print, was written in Katharevusa, and many passages quoted therein are in an even older form of the Greek Language.

    orrologion

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