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

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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