Katharevusa(redirected from Katharévousa)
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The puristic, archaizing form of Modern Greek, having morphological and lexical features borrowed from Koine.
[Modern Greek kathareuousa, from Greek, feminine present participle of kathareuein, to be pure, from katharos, pure.]
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a literary style of Modern Greek, derived from the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek and including many archaic features. Compare Demotic
Ka•tha•re•vu•sa(ˌkɑ θəˈrɛv əˌsɑ, -sə, ˌkæθ ə-)
the puristic Modern Greek literary language (disting. from Demotic).