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Katharos=pure in Greek, what about in Latin?

Postby JGarrison » Tue Jun 17, 2003 3:05 pm

Got this from skylax<br /><br />"The original Greek form is Aikaterine (Ekaterini), a word of obscure etymology, which became Katerina.<br />The name became then Catharina in Latin because the Latin-speaking people believed that the name derived from the Greek "katharos", meaning "pure".<br /><br />What would be the best word for pure to match this in Latin? sanctus, castus?<br />
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Re:Katharos=pure in Greek, what about in Latin?

Postby vinobrien » Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:37 am

inviolatus? integrus? ;)
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Re:Katharos=pure in Greek, what about in Latin?

Postby Skylax » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:37 pm

... purus? :)
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Re:Katharos=pure in Greek, what about in Latin?

Postby JGarrison » Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:15 pm

Lol, you guys suck!!;D Okay, say I chose Sanctus, is that the correct ending?
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Re:Katharos=pure in Greek, what about in Latin?

Postby benissimus » Thu Jun 19, 2003 12:40 am

Sancta would be the feminine... Sanctus would match Katharos in gender though.
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