astasia


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astasia

[ə′stāzh·ə]
(medicine)
Lack of muscular coordination in standing.
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Etymologically, Astasia is a Coptic word derived from the original Greek word,Aa astamata, which means to stand or to take a stand.
God's court pronounced its decision in favor of Astasia, and in favor of every Mahfouz murdered with injustice and aggression," he declares.
This conclusion gives Hamza hope that there is still something to be done and thus, he decides to become a lawyer to defend the rights of powerless people like Astasia against rising waves of evil and corruption, even if it requires standing against his family (hence the choice behind Astasia's name and the title of the story).