- penitence[penitence 词源字典]
- penitence: see pain
[penitence etymology, penitence origin, 英语词源]
- penitence (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old French penitence (11c.) and directly from Latin paenitentia "repentance," noun of condition from paenitentum (nominative paenitens) "penitent," present participle of paenitere "cause or feel regret," probably originally "is not enough, is unsatisfactory," from paene "nearby, almost."