Definición de katharevousa en inglés:

katharevousa

Silabificación: ka·tha·re·vou·sa
Pronunciación: /ˌkäTHäˈrevo͞osä
 
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sustantivo

The purist form of modern Greek used in traditional literary writing, as opposed to the form that is spoken and used in everyday writing (called demotic).
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He excelled as a pupil and, like the minority of his generation who received schooling, he was taught through the medium of katharevousa - the archaic pure form of the Greek language.
  • The chief problem with katharevousa was that it was an arbitrary mixture of ancient and modern features.
  • But I have been told by a Greek friend about an uncle of hers, a priest, for whom katharevousa was the natural medium of expression.

Origen

early 20th century: modern Greek, literally 'purifying', feminine of kathareuōn, present active participle of Greek kathareuein 'be pure', from katharos 'pure'.

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