Definition of Hamartia

1. Noun. The character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall.

Exact synonyms: Tragic Flaw
Generic synonyms: Flaw



Definition of Hamartia

1. Noun. The tragic flaw of the protagonist in a literary tragedy. ¹

2. Noun. (''Christian theology''): sin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hamartia

1. a defect of character [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hamartia

1. A localised developmental disturbance characterised by abnormal arrangement and/or combinations of the tissues normally present in the area. Origin: G. Hamartion, a bodily defect (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hamartia

hamadryads
hamadryas
hamadryases
hamal
hamals
hamamelid dicot family
hamamelid dicot genus
hamamelis
hamamelises
hamamelose
hamana-hamana-hamana
hamantasch
hamantaschen
hamantash
hamantashen
hamartia (current term)
hamartias
hamartoblastoma
hamartochondromatosis
hamartoma
hamartomas
hamartomatous
hamartophobia
hamate
hamate bone
hamate fracture
hamated
hamates
hamathecia
hamathecium

Literary usage of Hamartia

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1. Scientific Religion: Or, Higher Possibilities of Life and Practice Through by Laurence Oliphant, Haskett Smith (1888)
"The pneuma is simply the pure spiritual essence, which must take the place of the " hamartia " when it is being expelled from the human organism. ..."

2. Discourses on Various Subjects Relative to the Being and Attributes of God by Adam Clarke (1831)
"... hamartia, SIN, from «jK«/'T«V«', compounded of «, negative, and ft-a^irra, to hit the mark, is the same in meaning as the Hebrew: and the same remark ..."

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