Definitions for hamartiaˌhɑ mɑrˈti ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ha•mar•ti•aˌhɑ mɑrˈti ə(n.)
Ref: tragic flaw.
Origin of hamartia:
1890–95; < Gk: a fault =hamart- (base of hamartánein to err) +-ia -ia
tragic flaw, hamartia(noun)
the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
The tragic flaw of the protagonist in a literary tragedy.
Creon's main and foremost hamartia was his excessive pride.
(Christian theology): sin
Origin: From ἁμαρτία (hamartia), meaning error or failure. From the verb ἁμαρτάνω hamartanō, "to miss the mark".