hamartia

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From Ancient Greek ἁμαρτία (hamartia), meaning error or failure. From the verb ἁμαρτάνω hamartanō, "to miss the mark".

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hamartia

  1. The tragic flaw of the protagonist in a literary tragedy.
    Creon's main and foremost hamartia was his excessive pride.
  2. (Christian theology): sin

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