καθαίρω

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From καθαρός (katharós, clean).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ka.tʰaí̯.rɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kaˈtʰɛ.ro/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /kaˈθɛ.ro/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /kaˈθe.ro/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /kaˈθe.ro/
  • 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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