ataraxia [at-uh-rak-see-uh] Word Origin noun

  1. a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.

Also at·a·rax·y [at-uh-rak-see] /ˈæt əˌræk si/. Origin of ataraxia 1595–1605; Latin Greek: calmness, equivalent to atarák(tos) unmoved (a- a-6 + tarak-, variant stem of tarássein to disturb + -tos verbid suffix) + -s(is) -sis + -ia -ia Related formsat·a·rac·tic [at-uh-rak-tik] /ˌæt əˈræk tɪk/, at·a·rax·ic, adjective, noun British Dictionary definitions for ataraxic ataraxia ataraxy (ˈætəˌræksɪ) noun

  1. calmness or peace of mind; emotional tranquillity

Word Origin for ataraxia C17: from Greek: serenity, from ataraktos undisturbed, from a-1 1 + tarassein to trouble Word Origin and History for ataraxic ataraxia n.

also Englished as ataraxy, “calmness, impassivity,” c.1600, from Modern Latin, from Greek ataraxia “impassiveness,” from a-, privative prefix, + tarassein (Attic tarattein) “to disturb, confuse,” from PIE root *dher- “to make muddy, darken.”

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