Katharevousa

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EtymologyEdit

From Greek καθαρεύουσα (katharévousa), from feminine of καθαρεύων (katharévon), present participle of Ancient Greek καθαρεύω (kathareuō, I am clean, pure)

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: Ka‧tha‧re‧vou‧sa

Proper nounEdit

Katharevousa

  1. A learned, archaising form of Modern Greek, the artificial Greek language based on Classical Greek, used for formal and official purposes, primarily written but not used for conversation. Legally displaced in 1976 by Demotic Greek.

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Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 11:38