[hah-mahr-tee-uh] /ˌhɑ mɑrˈti ə/
(literature) the flaw in character which leads to the downfall of the protagonist in a tragedy
Greek, literally “fault, failure, guilt,” from hamartanein “to fail of one’s purpose; to err, sin,” originally “to miss the mark.”
hamartia ha·mar·ti·a (hä’mär-tē’ə, hə-mär’shē-ə)
A developmental defect characterized by the abnormal arrangement or combination of tissues normally present in a specific area.
/həˌmɑːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the doctrine of sin in Christian theology noun the branch of theology which studies sin; the doctrine of sin n. “that part of theology which deals with sin,” 1875, from Greek hamartia “sin” (see hamartia) + -ology.
hamartoblastoma ha·mar·to·blas·to·ma (hə-mär’tō-blā-stō’mə) n. A malignant tumor of undifferentiated anaplastic cells derived from a hamartoma.
hamartoma ham·ar·to·ma (hām’är-tō’mə) n. pl ham·ar·to·mas or ham·ar·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə) A benign tumorlike malformation resulting from faulty development in an organ and composed of an abnormal mixture of tissue elements that develop and grow at the same rate as normal elements but are not likely to compress adjacent tissue. ham’ar·tom’a·tous (-tŏm’ə-təs, -tō’mə-) adj.
[hah-mahs] /hɑˈmɑs/ noun 1. a Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist movement engaged in grass-roots organizing and armed resistance and terrorism against Israel. [hah-mah, hah-mah] /ˈhɑ mɑ, hɑˈmɑ/ noun 1. a city in W Syria, on the Orontes River. /ˈhæmæs/ noun 1. an organization founded in 1987 with the aim of establishing an Islamic state in Palestine /ˈhɑːmɑː/ […]