Words nearby -pathia
WORDS THAT USE -PATHIA
What does -pathia mean?
The combining form -pathia is used like a suffix with a variety of meanings, including “suffering,” “disease,” and “methods of treating disease.” It is very occasionally used in medical terms, especially in pathology.
The form -pathia ultimately comes from Greek pátheia, meaning “suffering” or “feeling.” It shares an origin with the English word pathos. You can learn more about the meaning of pathos at our entry for the word.
What are variants of -pathia?
Examples of -pathia
The form mazo- here means “placenta,” from Greek mâza, meaning “lump.” The form -pathia here means “disease,” so mazopathia literally translates to “placenta disease.”
What are some words that use the combining form -pathia?
- apathia (using the equivalent form of -pathia in Greek)
What are some other forms that -pathia may be commonly confused with?