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EtymologyEdit

From ἥμαρτον (hḗmarton, I did wrong), the aorist first person singular of Ancient Greek ἁμαρτάνω (hamartánō, Ι do wrong), a use popularised in Byzantine Greek from the New Testament.

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ήμαρτον (ímarton)

  1. (religion) forgive me, have mercy, mea culpa
    Ήμαρτον Θεέ μου!Ímarton Theé mou!God forbid!
  2. (figuratively) that's it, enough, no more (expression of indignation at discomfort or suffering)

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