- Subject to the penalty of (a specified punishment, such as death).
- to be drunk
Other Word Forms of Pain
Origin of Pain
From Old French and Anglo-Norman peine, paine, from Latin poena (“punishment, pain"), from Ancient Greek ποινή (poinê, “bloodmoney, were-gild, fine, price paid, penalty"). Compare German Pein, Dutch pijn, Afrikaans pyn.
Middle English from Old French peine from Latin poena penalty, pain from Greek poinē penalty kwei-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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