Roots of compassion – TIP

Here is what you can find when you look at the roots of this word

  • compassion = com-passion
  • com-passion = having a common fire
  • patir = father (in ancient greek)
  • con-patir = having a common father (having a common source = sharing a common essence)
  • patior = suffer (in latin)
  • con-patior = suffering with

Here it is again to summarize

  • Compassion
  • Having a common fire
  • Sharing a common essence
  • Suffering with

All these meaning can be tracked back in the word compassion 🙂