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Katherine

[ kath-er-in, kath-rin ]
/ ˈkæθ ər ɪn, ˈkæθ rɪn /
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noun

a female given name: from the Greek word meaning “pure.”

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Also Kath·a·rine, Kath·ryn, Kath·rynne [kath-rin]. /ˈkæθ rɪn/.
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