empathy etymology

English word empathy comes from Ancient Greek ἐμπάθεια

Detailed word origin of empathy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἐμπάθεια Ancient Greek (grc)
empathy English (eng) (parapsychology, science fiction) A paranormal ability to psychically read another person's emotions.. Identification with or understanding of the thoughts, feelings, or emotional state of another person.