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Katharevousa

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From Greek καθαρεύουσα (katharévousa) < femininine of καθαρεύων (katharévon), present participle of Ancient Greek καθαρεύω (kathareuō) "I am clean, pure"

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Katharevousa

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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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