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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ká.tʰar.sis/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈka.tʰar.sis/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈka.θar.sis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈka.θar.sis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈka.θar.sis/
  • NounEdit

    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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