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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. 2015.
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  • Presently he was speaking with a simplicity and openness that he had not yet used with Katherine.

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

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • Katherine had abandoned the position, and poor Hilda had merely stumbled on its vacant lie.

    The Dull Miss Archinard Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Yesterday she had teasingly boasted to Katherine that Austin was in love with her.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • Bian'ca, the younger daughter of Baptista of Pad'ua, as gentle and meek as her sister Katherine was violent and irritable.

Word Origin and History for Katherine

fem. proper name, also Katharine, see Catherine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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