[ pey-thos, -thohs, -thaws ]
/ ˈpeɪ θɒs, -θoʊs, -θɔs /
Words nearby pathos
Origin of pathos
1570–80; < Greek páthos suffering, sensation, akin to páschein to suffer
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pathosbathos pathos
Definition for pathoses (2 of 2)
[ puh-thoh-sis ]
/ pəˈθoʊ sɪs /
a diseased condition.
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British Dictionary definitions for pathoses
/ (ˈpeɪθɒs) /
the quality or power, esp in literature or speech, of arousing feelings of pity, sorrow, etc
a feeling of sympathy or pitya stab of pathos
Word Origin for pathos
C17: from Greek: suffering; related to penthos sorrow
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Medicine definitions for pathoses
[ pă-thō′sĭs ]
n. pl. path•o•ses (-sēz′)
A state of disease.
A diseased condition.
A disease entity.
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