Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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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


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