An example of pathic used as a suffix is empathic, which means having the ability to understand someone else's feelings.
- feeling or suffering in a (specified) way or because of a (specified) condition
- of or relating to a (specified) approach to disease or treatment
Origin of -pathicsee -pathy and -ic
Origin of pathicLatin pathicus submitting to sexual penetration from Greek pathikos from pathos something endured, suffering ; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more pathic, superlative most pathic)
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From Latin pathicus, from Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Î¸Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (pathikos), from Ï€Î¬Î¸Î¿Ï‚ (pathos, “suffering", “feeling"), from Ï€Î¬ÏƒÏ‡Ï‰ (paskho, “I feel", “I suffer").