Sympathy etymology


English word sympathy comes from Ancient Greek παθητικός, Ancient Greek σύν, and later Middle French sympathie (Harmony. Sympathy (feeling of mutual like).)

Etymology of sympathy

Detailed word origin of sympathy

Dictionary entry Language Definition
παθητικός Ancient Greek (grc)
σύν Ancient Greek (grc)
συμπάθεια Ancient Greek (grc)
sympathīa Late Latin (LL)
sympathia Late Latin (LL)
sympathie Middle French (frm) Harmony. Sympathy (feeling of mutual like).
sympathy English (en) A feeling of pity or sorrow for the suffering or distress of another; compassion.. A mutual relationship between people or things such that they are correspondingly affected by any condition.. Tendency towards or approval of the aims of a movement.. The ability to share the feelings of another.

Words with the same origin as sympathy

Descendants of παθητικός