kharis

Core Vocab: kharis | part 1

Khairete! As we approach Thanksgiving, it seems apt to choose for this month's Core Vocab discussion a word that includes this concept among others: kharis [χάρις], plural kharites [χάριτες] which Gregory Nagy glosses as ‘reciprocity, give-and-take, reciprocal relationship; initiation of reciprocal relationship; the pleasure or beauty derived from reciprocity, from a reciprocal relationship; gratification; grace, gracefulness; favor, favorableness; gratitude; for the sake of’. In part 1, we explore the word… Read more