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Makar

Makar IX.[34] makarismos kai eudaimonismos hautois men tauta] It is quite true that the two terms are sometimes identified, (as in Eth. N. I 12, 1101 b 24, tous te gar theous makarizomen kai eudaimonizomen kai tôn andrôn tous theiotatous makarizomen); but they are also distinguished, and then makar and makaria represent ‘blessedness, bliss’, a higher degree of happiness than eudaimôn and eudaimonia, which is the human form of happiness, while makaria is the divine. makares is specially applied to theoi by Homer and Hesiod; as well as to the denizens of the makarôn nêsoi, the abode of the blessed after death.--hautois is for allêlois. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0080&query=id%3D%23188
 
Makar = maker of poems
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