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 History of this Word

"pathy" is from "pathos" (feeling or disease) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
neuropathy
apathy
allopathy
telepathy

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-pathy" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates feeling, perception or disease. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-pathy illustration This empathy has served to make him one of the busiest surgeons in the world.
-pathy illustration We took an ultrasound and this showed that she is not suffering from cardiopathy.