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Subject: Katherine
Author: Willa   (guest, 68.66.68.136)
Date: October 21, 2003 at 11:15:19 PM
I'm confused about this whole "Katherine doesn't mean 'pure' thing" How can the Romans 'falsely derive' a name? I mean, if they looked at katharos and thought... "Hmmm... let's make a name Katherine or Katerina from the word katharos!" then I don't understand how that could be a false derivation. I've always wondered this. It's a mystery to me. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

Willa

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