What is the true meaning of Catherine, My name, I have read most books it means Katharos-Pure, but I also read it meant Innocence or Truth, and another website it said it was hebrew for Laurel of love, not sure if i should trust that site anyway not too good at etymology yet but i tried to look up parts of the name cata- Look up cata- at Dictionary.com from Gk. kata-, before vowels kat-. Its principal sense is "down, downward," but with occasional senses of "against" or "wrongly." Also sometimes used as an intensive or with a sense of completion of action. Very active in ancient Greek, this prefix is found in English mostly in words borrowed through Latin after 1500. cata-
a prefix meaning “down,” “against,” “back,” occurring originally in loanwords from Greek (cataclysm; catalog; catalepsy); on this model, used in the formation of other compound words (catagenesis; cataphyll). Also, cat-, cath-, kata-.L. cata tumbas "at the graves," from cata- "among" + tumbas. accusative plural of tumba "tomb" (see tomb). Extended by 1836 to any subterranean receptacle of the dead (as in Paris).catamaran Look up catamaran at Dictionary.com 1670s, from Tamil kattu-maram "tied wood," from kattu "tie, binding" + maram "wood, tree."catarrh Look up catarrh at Dictionary.com late 14c., from M.L. catarrus, from L.L. catarrhus, from Gk. katarrhous "a catarrh, a head cold," lit. "a flowing down," from kata- "down" + rhein "to flow so does it mean Cata "Down" -reine "queen", Catareine Or Cath-Pure Erine?From Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". I don't know, just wondering....
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Question on Catherine - Mercy Joy Mar 11 2010, 8:03:29 PM