Telepathy etymology


English word telepathy comes from English tele- (derives from an Ancient Greek root meaning "far away" and means "far away" too) and -pathy (another Ancient Greek root for "suffering", in English it means "disease" or "abnormality")

Etymology of telepathy

Detailed word origin of telepathy

Dictionary entry Language Definition
tele- English (en) Over a distance. Telegraph. Telephone. Teleport. Television.
-pathy English (en) Damage to, disease of, or abnormality. Suffering, feeling. Therapy.
telepathy English (en) (parapsychology) The capability to communicate directly by psychic means; the sympathetic affection of one mind by the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of another at a distance, without communication through the ordinary channels of sensation.

Words with the same origin as telepathy

Descendants of -pathy

psychopath spondyloarthropathy

Descendants of tele-

radio telegram television