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  • -pathy — from Gk. patheia suffering, feeling (see PATHOS (Cf. pathos)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • -pathy — ► COMBINING FORM 1) denoting feelings: telepathy. 2) denoting disorder in a part of the body: neuropathy. 3) denoting curative treatment: hydropathy. ORIGIN from Greek patheia suffering, feeling …   English terms dictionary

  • -pathy — [pə thē] [ModL < pathia < Gr patheia < pathos: see PATHOS] combining form 1. feeling, suffering [telepathy] 2. a) disease [neuropathy] b) treatment of disease [osteopathy, homeopathy] …   English World dictionary

  • pathy — ˈpathē noun ( es) Etymology: pathy : a system of treating disease usually used disparagingly …   Useful english dictionary

  • -pathy — noun combining form Etymology: Latin pathia, from Greek patheia, from pathēs suffering, from pathos 1. feeling ; suffering < empathy > ; perception < telepathy > 2. disorder of (such) a part or kind < neuropathy > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -pathy — a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant suffering, feeling (antipathy; sympathy); in compound words of modern formation, often used with the meaning morbid affection, disease (arthropathy; deuteropathy; neuropathy;… …   Universalium

  • -pathy — See path . * * * suffix denoting 1. disease. Example: nephropathy (of the kidney). 2. therapy. Example: osteopathy (by manipulation). * * * [Gr. patheia, from pathos feeling, disease] a word termination denoting (a) a feeling, (b) a disease, (c)… …   Medical dictionary

  • -pathy — combining form 1》 denoting feelings: telepathy. 2》 denoting disorder in a particular part of the body: neuropathy. 3》 denoting curative treatment of a specified kind: hydropathy. Origin from Gk patheia suffering, feeling …   English new terms dictionary

  • -pathy — combining form denoting 1) disease. nephropathy of the kidney 2) therapy. osteopathy by manipulation …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • -pathy — aff. a combining form meaning “feeling” (antipathy; sympathy), “suffering,”“disease” (cardiopathy; psychopathy), “system or method of treating a disease” (homeopathy; osteopathy) • Etymology: < Gk patheia, n. der. of pathēssuffering from (the… …   From formal English to slang

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