Other Word Forms of Passive
Origin of Passive
From French passif, from Latin passivus (“serving to express the suffering of an action; in late Latin literally capable of suffering or feeling”), from pati (“to suffer”), past participle of passus; compare patient.
Middle English from Old French passif from Latin passīvus subject to emotion, the passive from passus past participle of patī to suffer pē(i)- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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