Term used by Aristotle to denote the error or failure (the ‘fatal flaw’) that leads the central figure of a tragedy to eventual catastrophe.

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  • Hamartia — (Ancient Greek: Polytonic|ἁμαρτία) is a term developed by Aristotle in his work Poetics. The term can simply be seen as a character’s flaw or error. The word hamartia is rooted in the notion of missing the mark (hamartanein) and covers a broad… …   Wikipedia

  • Hamartia — (en griego antiguo: άμαρτία) es un término usado en la Poética de Aristóteles,[1] que se traduce usualmente como error trágico , defecto, fallo o pecado. Es el error fatal en que incurre el héroe trágico que intenta hacer lo correcto en una… …   Wikipedia Español

  • hamartia — error en el desarrollo; coristoma Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • hamartia — Greek, lit. fault, failure, guilt, from hamartanein to fail of one s purpose; to err, sin, originally to miss the mark …   Etymology dictionary

  • hamartia — [hä΄mär tē′ə] n. [Gr < hamartanein, to err] TRAGIC FLAW …   English World dictionary

  • Hamartia — Für den Begriff der Hamartie oder Hamartia (griechisch ἁμαρτία) gibt es je nach Zusammenhang unterschiedliche Bedeutungen. Im Altgriechischen bedeutete Hamartia ursprünglich so viel wie nicht treffen, verfehlen, das Ziel verfehlen bzw. Verfehlung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hamartia — /hah mahr tee euh/, n. See tragic flaw. [1890 95; < Gk: a fault, equiv. to hamart (base of hamartánein to err) + ia IA] * * * ▪ drama also called  tragic flaw        (hamartia from Greek hamartanein, “to err”), inherent defect or shortcoming in… …   Universalium

  • hamartia — noun a) The fatal flaw of a literary tragic hero main and foremost hamartia was his excessive pride. b) (Christian theology): sin …   Wiktionary

  • hamartia — noun Etymology: Greek, from hamartanein to miss the mark, err Date: 1913 tragic flaw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hamartia — A localized developmental disturbance characterized by abnormal arrangement and/or combinations of the tissues normally present in the area. [G. hamartion, a bodily defect] * * * ha·mar·tia .häm .är tē əalso hə mär sh(ē )ə n HAMARTOMA * * *… …   Medical dictionary

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