a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -pathy: psychopathic.

Nearby words

  1. -para,
  2. -parous,
  3. -pated,
  4. -path,
  5. -pathia,
  6. -pathy,
  7. -ped,
  8. -pede,
  9. -penia,
  10. -person

Origin of -pathic

From New Latin; see origin at -pathy, -ic

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Word Origin and History for -pathic


word-forming element from Latin pathicus, from Greek pathikos "suffering, remaining passive," from pathein "to suffer" (see pathos).

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