passion etymology

English word passion comes from Proto-Indo-European *pent-, Proto-Indo-European *patno-, Old Latin mīlle passum, Proto-Indo-European *pe(i)-, and later Latin patior (I allow, acquiesce, submit.. I suffer, endure.)

Detailed word origin of passion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pent- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*patno- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
mīlle passum Old Latin (itc-ola)
*pe(i)- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
patior Latin (lat) I allow, acquiesce, submit.. I suffer, endure.
pando Latin (lat) I spread or open (out), extend. I spread out to dry. I unfold or expand.
passionis Latin (lat)
passion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (specifically, Christianity) the ordeal endured by Jesus in order to absolve humanity of sin. Passion (suffering).
passion English (eng) (obsolete) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.. (transitive) To give a passionate character to. (Christianity, usually capitalized) The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.. (obsolete) An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.. (obsolete) Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions [...]

Words with the same origin as passion

Descendants of *pent-
find finder pad path patrol spread widespread
Descendants of *patno-
bypass compass mile mileage millennium million millionaire pace pacey pas pass passage passenger passing passionate passive passport password past trespass