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-pathic

1.
a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -pathy:
psychopathic.
Origin
< Neo-Latin; see -pathy, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for pathic

pathic

/ˈpæθɪk/
noun
1.
a catamite
2.
a person who suffers; victim
adjective
3.
of or relating to a catamite
4.
of or relating to suffering
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek pathikos passive; see pathos
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Word Origin and History for pathic

-pathic

word-forming element from Latin pathicus, from Greek pathikos "suffering, remaining passive," from pathein "to suffer" (see pathos).

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