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καθαρμός 1 καθαίρω

1.a cleansing, purification from guilt, Soph.:—hence, a means of purification, purifying sacrifice, atonement, expiation, καθαρμὸν τῆς χώρης ποιεῖσθαί τινα to make him an atonement for his country, Hdt.; μύσος ἐλαύνειν καθαρμοῖς by purifying rites, Aesch.; θοῦ νῦν καθαρμὸν δαιμόνων avert their wrath by purification, Soph.; καθαρμὸν θύειν to offer a purifying sacrifice, Eur.
2.applied to rites of initiation, Plat., Dem.

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