-pathy

noun combining form

Definition of -pathy

1 :feeling :suffering
  • empathy
:perception
  • telepathy
2 :disorder of (such) a part or kind
  • neuropathy
3 :system of medicine based on (such) a factor
  • osteopathy

Origin and Etymology of -pathy

Latin -pathia, from Greek -patheia, from -pathēs suffering, from pathos


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