Sunday, 10 November 2013

A note on Makarios

The Beatitudes section of Matthew's Gospel derive their name from the Latin translation of this adjective used frequently  in the opening lines.

     MAKARIOS

blessed happy fortunate


ΜΑΚΆΡΙΟΣ
 μακάριος

it is derived from the stem  * mak make large long great a cognate of makros.

Note that the Gospels and Jesus uses this word rather than other more literary terms like eudaimonos.