καθαίρω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From καθαρός (katharós, clean).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Verb[edit]

καθαίρω (kathaírō)

  1. to make clean, to clean, cleanse
  2. clear, purify; to purify from
  3. (religion) to purify
    1. (in the mediopassive) to purify oneself
  4. (medicine) to purge
  5. (horticulture) to remove growth from a plant, prune
  6. to sift

Usage notes[edit]

Definitions #1 and #2 can be used in a variety of senses including medical, ethical, spiritual, house-cleaning, etc.

The object may be the thing that one is cleaning, or the thing that is being removed by cleaning.

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