ataraxia

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See also: ataràxia

English[edit]

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From Ancient Greek ἀταραξία (ataraxía), ἀ- (a-, negative prefix) + ταράσσω (tarássō, trouble, disturb). Doublet of ataraxy.

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ataraxia (usually uncountable, plural ataraxias)

  1. (literary, Greek philosophy) Tranquility of mind; absence of mental disturbance.
    Synonyms: peace of mind, ataraxy
    • 1665, Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scientifica:
      On this account the Scepticks affected an indifferent æquipondious neutrality as the only means to their Ataraxia, and freedom from passionate disturbances
    • 1921, J.E. Crawford Flitch, transl., The Tragic Sense Of Life[1], translation of Del sentimiento trágico de la vida by Miguel de Unamuno:
      That terrible Latin poet Lucretius, whose apparent serenity and Epicurean ataraxia conceal so much despair, said that piety consists in the power to contemplate all things with a serene soul—pacata posse mente omnia tueri.
    • 2006, Robert Harris, Imperium, London: Arrow Books, Part 2, Chapter 15, p. 400,[2]
      [] he was an Epicurean not in the commonly misunderstood sense, as a seeker after luxury, but in the true meaning, as a pursuer of what the Greeks call ataraxia, or freedom from disturbance.

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Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἀταραξία (ataraxía).

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ataraxia inan

  1. ataraxia

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἀταραξία (ataraxía).

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ataraxia f (plural ataraxias)

  1. ataraxia

Romanian[edit]

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ataraxia f

  1. definite nominative singular of ataraxie: the ataraxia
  2. definite accusative singular of ataraxie: the ataraxia

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀταραξία (ataraxía).

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ataraxia f (plural ataraxias)

  1. ataraxia

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