from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Feeling; suffering; perception: telepathy.
  • suffix Disease: neuropathy.
  • suffix A system of treating disease: homeopathy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix suffering, feeling
  • suffix Damage to, disease of, or abnormality
  • suffix therapy


Greek -patheia, from pathos; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πάθος (pathos, "suffering"). (Wiktionary)


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