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EtymologyEdit

From κᾰθαίρω (kathaírō, to cleanse) +‎ -σῐς (-sis).

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κᾰ́θᾰρσῐς (kátharsisf (genitive κᾰθᾰ́ρσεως); third declension

  1. cleansing, purification (in a moral/spiritual sense)
  2. clarification, explanation
  3. purging, evacuation (in a medical sense)
  4. pruning trees, shearing grain, clearing land

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