passion

[ pash-uhn ]
/ ˈpæʃ ən /

noun


Nearby words

  1. passing bell,
  2. passing lane,
  3. passing note,
  4. passing shot,
  5. passingly,
  6. passion cross,
  7. passion fruit,
  8. passion pit,
  9. passion play,
  10. passion sunday

Origin of passion

1125–75; Middle English (< Old French) < Medieval Latin passiōn- (stem of passiō) Christ's sufferings on the cross, any of the Biblical accounts of these (> late Old English passiōn), special use of Late Latin passiō suffering, submission, derivative of Latin passus, past participle of patī to suffer, submit; see -ion

Related formspas·sion·ful, adjectivepas·sion·ful·ly, adverbpas·sion·ful·ness, nounpas·sion·like, adjective

Synonym study

1. See feeling.

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British Dictionary definitions for passion

passion

/ (ˈpæʃən) /

noun

Word Origin for passion

C12: via French from Church Latin passiō suffering, from Latin patī to suffer

Passion

/ (ˈpæʃən) /

noun

the sufferings of Christ from the Last Supper to his death on the cross
any of the four Gospel accounts of this
a musical setting of thisthe St Matthew Passion
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Word Origin and History for passion

passion

n.
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