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Greek translation: hubris or hybris

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18:01 Sep 18, 2000
English to Greek translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: hubris
the idea that you can predict your suffering
nicole
Greek translation:hubris or hybris
Explanation:
This very interesting word is strongly related to ancient Greek culture. It's basically an outrage, an excess committed by a human being against superior laws (not necessarily God).

The Greek view of hybris is linked to another concept, which is an Indo-European notion of justice: It holds that each being has a fate (moira) assigned to him and marked clearly by boundaries that should never be crossed. Man's energy and courage should accordingly be spent not in exceeding the proper limits of his human condition but in bearing it with style, pride, and dignity, gaining as much fame as he can within the boundaries of his moira.
If he is induced by folly itself (it can be based on secret mischief) to commit an excess (hybris) concerning his moira, he'll be punished by the divine vengeance personified as Nemesis.
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Laura Gentili
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nahubris or hybris
Laura Gentili
naύβριςDimitra Karamperi
nahybrisJesús Paredes


  

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59 mins
hybris


Explanation:
Some time ago I studied Greek tragedy and this concept has a lot to do with it. Apparently, in Greek tragedies, suffering may be predicted right from the begining and there is nothing the characters can do to stop it from happening.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 05:03

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Maria Kourneta
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3 hrs
ύβρις


Explanation:
The translation given is correct but the meaning of "hubris" in Greek is totally different from what you are writing. "Hubris" is insolence against Gods and that is why is to be punished in every ancient Greek tragedy.


    Reference: http://www.in.gr/dictionary/lookup.asp?Word=hubris
Dimitra Karamperi
Local time: 12:03
PRO pts in pair: 4
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5 hrs
hubris or hybris


Explanation:
This very interesting word is strongly related to ancient Greek culture. It's basically an outrage, an excess committed by a human being against superior laws (not necessarily God).

The Greek view of hybris is linked to another concept, which is an Indo-European notion of justice: It holds that each being has a fate (moira) assigned to him and marked clearly by boundaries that should never be crossed. Man's energy and courage should accordingly be spent not in exceeding the proper limits of his human condition but in bearing it with style, pride, and dignity, gaining as much fame as he can within the boundaries of his moira.
If he is induced by folly itself (it can be based on secret mischief) to commit an excess (hybris) concerning his moira, he'll be punished by the divine vengeance personified as Nemesis.


Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 11:03
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 3
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