Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
simplyn2deep
1_million_words

Word of the Day 05/08/19 Hamartia

Hamartia (noun)
hamartia [ hah-mahr-tee-uh ]


noun
1. tragic flaw.

Origin: 1890–95; < Greek: a fault, equivalent to hamart- (base of hamartánein to err) + -ia -ia

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAMARTIA
Hamartia means originally a 'bad shot' or 'error', but is currently used for 'offence' or 'sin'.
THE POETICS|ARISTOTLE

That is not unmotived, however; it is of Aspatia's own choosing and of Amintor's hamartia .
FRANCIS BEAUMONT: DRAMATIST|CHARLES MILLS GAYLEY

The pathetic devotion of Aspatia is essential to our understanding of Amintor's tragic weakness, his hamartia .
FRANCIS BEAUMONT: DRAMATIST|CHARLES MILLS GAYLEY


Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Tags: daily: word of the day
Subscribe

  • Random A to Z ⟫ July 2021

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = RANDOM A TO Z TABLE Random fills for the alphabet - drabbles, ficlets, etc = = = = = = = = = = 01. A 02.…

  • Questioning ⟫ Derek Hale & Scott McCall ⟫ Mature

    Title: ⟫ Questioning Master!post: ⟫ Rare Pairs Challenge Masterpost Fandom: ⟫ Teen Wolf Characters/Pairing: ⟫ Derek Hale & Scott McCall…

  • A to Z Challenge

    Here’s the rules: 1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet. It’s that easy. And perk – It’s the alphabet you know what’s coming if…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments