Origin of hamartia
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Hamartia means originally a 'bad shot' or 'error', but is currently used for 'offence' or 'sin'.The Poetics
That is not unmotived, however; it is of Aspatia's own choosing and of Amintor's hamartia.
The pathetic devotion of Aspatia is essential to our understanding of Amintor's tragic weakness, his hamartia.
- literature the flaw in character which leads to the downfall of the protagonist in a tragedy
Word Origin for hamartia
Greek, literally "fault, failure, guilt," from hamartanein "to fail of one's purpose; to err, sin," originally "to miss the mark."
- A developmental defect characterized by the abnormal arrangement or combination of tissues normally present in a specific area.