Katharine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A variant spelling of Catherine, based on the folk etymology that it would derive from Greek καθαρός (katharos "pure").

Proper noun[edit]

Katharine

  1. A female given name.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act II, Scene I:
      Petruchio.Good morrow, Kate; for that's your name, I hear.
      Katharina.Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing:
      They call me Katharine that do talk of me.