Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Definitions for hamartia
- Tragic flaw.
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Citations for hamartia
What is Oedipus' hamartia that leads to his self-fulfilling self-reversal?
We called it by many different things, such as hubris or hamartia, but given the way you butcher Latin, let's stick with English.
Origin of hamartia
Hamartia stems from the Greek word hamartánein which meant "to err." However, it entered English in the late 1800s.