noun, plural Cath·a·ri [kath-uh-rahy] /ˈkæθ əˌraɪ/, Cath·ars.
Origin of Cathar
Examples from the Web for cathar
Cathar′sis, evacuation of the bowels; Cathart′ic, a purgative medicine; Cathar′tin, the purgative principle of senna.
Here seems to belong in the order of development the Cathar Eucharist (see Cathars).
noun plural -ars, -ari (-ərɪ) or -arists
Word Origin for Cathar
1570s, "religious puritan" (implied in Catharism), from Medieval Latin Cathari "the Pure," name taken by Novatians and other Christian sects, from New Testament Greek katharezein "to make clean," from Greek katheros "pure." Related: Catharist.