Daily Word Archives

Daily Word (25 November 2014)

Compassion


| kəmˈpaʃ(ə)n |

Definition

  • noun [mass noun]
    • sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others

Etymology

Middle English, via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati (“suffer with”).

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: keharuan
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • بلس كاسيهن (belas kasihan)
  • Cebuano: kaluoy
  • Deutsch: das Mitgefühl, die Barmherzigkeit
  • Español: la compasión, la misericordia
  • Filipino: pakikiramaykahabagan
  • Français: le apitoiement, la compassion
  • 한국어: 동정 (dongjeong)
  • Italiano: la compassione, la pietà
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: អាណិតអាសូរ (anetasaur)
  • Latino: misericordiacompassio
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကရုဏာ
  • 日本語: 思いやり (おもいやり), 慈悲 (じひ)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ເຫັນອົກເຫັນໃຈ (hen ok henchai)
  • ภาษาไทย: ความเห็นอกเห็นใจ (khwām h̄ĕn xk h̄ĕncı)
  • தமிழ்: இரக்க (irakka)
  • Tiếng Việt: lòng trắc ẩnthương hại
  • 中文: 同情 (tóngqíng)

 

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