Psychopath etymology


English word psychopath comes from Ancient Greek παθητικός, Ancient Greek ψυχή, and later German psychopatisch (Psychopathic.)

Etymology of psychopath

Detailed word origin of psychopath

Dictionary entry Language Definition
παθητικός Ancient Greek (grc)
ψυχή Ancient Greek (grc)
psychopatisch German (de) Psychopathic.
psychopath English (en) (figurative) A person with no moral conscience who perpetrates especially gruesome or bizarre violent acts.. (obsolete) A person diagnosed with any mental disorder.. A person diagnosed with antisocial or dissocial personality disorder.. A person with a personality disorder indicated by a pattern of lying, cunning, manipulating, glibness, exploiting, heedlessness, arrogance, delusions of [...]

Words with the same origin as psychopath

Descendants of παθητικός


Descendants of ψυχή

psyche psychology