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Hubris
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Greek ὕβρις, “pride, infringement, maltreatment, outrage.” The etymology of hybris is obscure (the second syllable may be related to βριαρός/briarós, “strong”). The popular etymological derivation from ὑπέρ/hypér, “exceeding (the correct amount),” common since the time of Homer, may not be correct for phonetic reasons. Hubris is the basic mental attitude that causes …

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Käppel, Lutz and Krötke, Wolf, “Hubris”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10195>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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