Katherine

[kath-er-in, kath-rin]
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noun

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

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

Historical Examples of katherine

  • 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

Katherine

fem. proper name, also Katharine, see Catherine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper