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[kath-er-in, kath-rin] /ˈkæθ ər ɪn, ˈkæθ rɪn/
a female given name: from the Greek word meaning “pure.”.
Also, Katharine, Kathryn, Kathrynne
[kath-rin] /ˈkæθ rɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yesterday she had teasingly boasted to Katherine that Austin was in love with her.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • "I don't know that I've ever found it so," Katherine replied with a sigh.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • "I'm afraid you're an arrant little coquette," said Katherine indulgently.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • Viviette left Katherine to her needlework, and advanced to meet him.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • This was Katherine Holroyd, a sympathetic observer and everybody's intimate.

    Viviette William J. Locke
Word Origin and History for Katherine

fem. proper name, also Katharine, see Catherine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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