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passion

[ pash-uhn ]
/ ˈpæʃ ən /
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noun

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM passion

pas·sion·ful, adjectivepas·sion·ful·ly, adverbpas·sion·ful·ness, nounpas·sion·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for passion (1 of 2)

passion
/ (ˈpæʃən) /

noun

Word Origin for passion

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

British Dictionary definitions for passion (2 of 2)

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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