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Question: So, a word can be enough for a poem then!?
My answer to Ma's question earlier reminded me of my favorite word "Katharevusa"!. I remember the day I found it in the dictionary; it was September 1990, and the only definition was: Gr!. To make pure!.
This was the poem written shortly after!.


All in a glance
A page of your life,
Several moons go by!.

A ceremony of your souls
Is taking place in your mind;
Let it flow,
Not ponder why!.

For it in time
Will lead the path
To do make sure
To make pure!.

Remember: this was back when I was wantin' to be more "Cherokee"!.

So, my question: does anybody else have this word in their dictionary arsenal because I can't find it in the ones I have now!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
Well, I guess it's up to me to comment on the poem!.!.!. It was as smooth as honey dripping down the throat of a southern belle as she was swinging beside her beau!. It had a jazzy flavor to it and was as elegant and mind capturing as the word it conveyed!. It is worthy of a place in my favorite folder!.!.!. Thank you!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Thank you for the new word, and wise poetic words!.

Like Spyt I can't prove my lineage or percentage of Iroquois (they didn't talk about that kinda thing back in the day) but my heart/soul tribal/genetic memories think your poem-song needs a wooden flute!. Want to borrow mine!?

Oh, "Maffick" to celebrate uproariously (word used once in a "dictionary game" dinner party!. Don't have a dictionary now, fun game though, find a word no one knows, all write definitions, correct def included, word chooser reads the defs, players vote, points - your choice - more hoovers doovers or drinks!?)

Thanks for the new word and a walk about in the way back time!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Ka·tha·rev·u·sa (k?th?-rv-s?)
The puristic, archaizing form of Modern Greek, having morphological and lexical features borrowed from Koine!.


[Modern Greek kathareuousa, from Greek, feminine present participle of kathareuein, to be pure, from katharos, pure!.]

The American Heritage? Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ?2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company!. Updated in 2003!. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company!. All rights reserved!.

I have now!. Cherokee Greek!? A mixture for sure!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Pronunciation: dē-?fe-n?-?strā-sh?n!. Function: noun Etymology: de- + Latin fenestra window!. Date: 1620!.
1 : a throwing of a person or thing out of a window
2 : a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office)
— de·fen·es·trate dē-?fe-n?-?strāt\ transitive verbWww@QuestionHome@Com

Katharevusa: 'n!. the puristic Modern Greek literary language (distinguished from Demotic)!. also called Hellenic!.'

The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, copyright 1987!.

by Jack Danube

purified by fire
dissolve & coagulate
rinse & repeat

made to see
liquefied desire
evolve & agitate
sense & conceit

called to be
dignified higher
revolve & resonate
dense, burning heat


I TOLD you I had to look it up!
And the first answer is what I found!.!.!.
that's why I said your answer was Greek to me!

You have been a lover of words
for a long time!


youve been writing great poetry for a long time i now see!.
and this one is way great!. i really can relate to this Sir Mixtli!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

That's a cool word, but I got so caught up in your dialog that I forgot there was a poem too!. I thought this may have been written during your angsty years since I read "several moons go by" :) I'm part cherokee, but you wouldn't know it to look at me!. It doesn't do me a bit of good either!.!.!.not pure enough!. But, there is the other half of my family who are pure enough and get all the goodies!. Oh well, such is life!. Anyhow, I've been enjoying these poems from your younger years!. It's fun to and interesting to look at where you were and where you are!.

One of my favorite weird words is "pulchritudinous" I like it because it is a really unattractive word for "Beautiful"!.Www@QuestionHome@Com