The Etymology of Sympathy and Empathy by Kelly Knox

Πάσχω/ πάθος (Paskho: ‘to suffer’/ Pathos: ‘that which happens to a person) Pathetic: (adjective) “From Middle French pathétique, from Latin patheticus, from Ancient Greek παθητικός (pathētikós, “subject to feeling, capable of feeling, impassioned”), from παθητός (pathētós, “one who has suffered, subject to suffering”), from πάσχω (páskhō, “to suffer”)”[i]. Words…are personal Continue Reading