Other Word Forms of Catharsis
Origin of Catharsis
From Ancient Greek κάθαρσις (katharsis, “cleansing, purging”), from καθαίρω (kathairō, “I cleanse”). Coined in the dramatic-emotional sense by Aristotle.
New Latin from Greek katharsis from kathairein to purge from katharos pure
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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