Complete Definition of "empathy"

English

Etymology
A twentieth-century borrowing of Ancient Greek ἐμπάθεια (empatheia), literally ‘passion’ (formed from εν- en-, ‘in, at’ + πάθος pathos ‘feeling’), coined by w:Rudolf Lotze|Rudolf Lotze to translate German Einfühlung. The modern Greek word εμπάθεια has an opposite meaning denoting strong negative feelings and prejudice against someone.

Noun
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empathy

  1. the intellectual identification of the thoughts, feelings, or state of another person
  2. capacity to understand another person's point of view or the result of such understanding

Translations

trans-top|intellectual identification
Finnish: empatia
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Category:Greek derivations

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