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κα^θάρ-σιος , ον, (καθαίρω)
A.cleansing from guilt or defilement, purifying, “ΖεύςHdt.1.44, cf. Arist.Mu.401a23, etc.; of Dionysus, “μολεῖν καθαρσίῳ ποδίS.Ant.1144 (lyr.); of sacrifice, “αἷμαA.Eu.449, Th.680; “πῦρE.HF937, IA1112, J.AJ20.8.5, al.; “φλόξE.Hel.869; “προχύταιId.IA1471: c. gen., [Λοξίας] δωμάτων κ. A.Eu.63; “ἱερὰ κ. οἴκωνE. HF923; also κ. φόνου cleansing from . . , A.Eu.578.
II. as Subst.,
1. καθάρσιον (sc. ἱερόν), τό, purificatory offering, Aeschin. 1.23, cf. Phot.: pl., BMus.Inscr.481*.280: hence, expiation, “καθαρσίου ἐδέετο κυρῆσαιHdt.1.35, cf. Jul.Or.2.58d.
2. (sc. φάρμακον) purge, Alex.Trall.1.15, POxy.1384.1 (v A.D.), Phlp. in Ph.318.12.
III. καθάρσια, τά,= Lat. illuvies, Gloss. (nisi leg. ἀκαθαρσία).
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