(THEA-uh-late) A noun, denoting a person who seems to be cursed in a particular way, as though a divine force were dogging them. Derived from the Greek word θεήλᾰτος, meaning “driven or hunted by a god.”

Akairia is mild compared to what a theëlate goes through. Note that if you experience a wide range of slings and arrows, theëlate would not be the right word to describe you. To illustrate, consider the character in a movie who had to drive a certain road daily in order to get to and from work, and every time, no matter how circumspectly she drove, she ran into a deer.

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