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- sympathy:  Sympathy is etymologically ‘feeling with’ someone else. The word comes via Latin sympathīa from Greek sumpátheia, a derivative of sumpathés ‘feeling with or similarly to someone else’. This was a compound adjective formed from the prefix sun- ‘together, with, like’ and páthos ‘feeling’ (source of English pathetic , pathology , pathos , etc).
=> pathetic, pathology, pathos
- sympathy (n.)
- 1570s, "affinity between certain things," from Middle French sympathie (16c.) and directly from Late Latin sympathia "community of feeling, sympathy," from Greek sympatheia "fellow-feeling, community of feeling," from sympathes "having a fellow feeling, affected by like feelings," from assimilated form of syn- "together" (see syn-) + pathos "feeling" (see pathos).
In English, almost a magical notion at first; used in reference to medicines that heal wounds when applied to a cloth stained with blood from the wound. Meaning "conformity of feelings" is from 1590s; sense of "fellow feeling, compassion" is first attested c. 1600. An Old English loan-translation of sympathy was efensargung.
- 1. Several hundred workers struck in sympathy with their colleagues.
- 2. I have had very little help from doctors and no sympathy whatsoever.
- 3. It sounds as if he's just angling for sympathy.
- 4. The President has offered his sympathy to the Georgian people.
- 5. Milne resigned in sympathy because of the way Donald had been treated.
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