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Headword: Ἁμαρτία
Adler number: alpha,1496
Translated headword: sin, missing the mark
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the failure of to obtain good. From the [verb] μάρπτω ["I lay hold of"], [meaning] I seize upon, [the noun] being a kind of ἀμαρπτία ["lack of seizing"].
Greek Original:
Ἁμαρτία: ἡ τοῦ ἀγαθοῦ ἀποτυχία. παρὰ τὸ μάρπτω, τὸ καταλαμβάνω, ἀμαρπτία τις οὖσα.
Notes:
Same or similar material -- improbable, after the opening gloss -- in syntactical lexica.
cf. alpha 1497.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 June 2000@10:34:24.
Vetted by:
William Hutton on 12 June 2000@17:15:20.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 7 June 2002@07:38:53.
David Whitehead (notes; betacode and other cosmetics) on 12 February 2012@06:49:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 11 March 2012@22:13:56.
David Whitehead on 15 June 2015@02:57:55.

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