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eudemonia

or eu·dae·mo·ni·a

[yoo-di-moh-nee-uh]
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noun
  1. happiness; well-being.
  2. Aristotelianism. happiness as the result of an active life governed by reason.
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Origin of eudemonia

< Greek eudaimonía. See eudemon, -ia
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Historical Examples

  • The term Eudaemonia has been taken in a large number of senses, with consequent variations in the meaning of Eudaemonism.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8

    Various

  • Among the ancients the Epicureans expressed all eudaemonia in terms of pleasure.


British Dictionary definitions for eudaemonia

eudemonia

eudaemonia

noun
  1. happiness, esp (in the philosophy of Aristotle) that resulting from a rational active life
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