psychopath etymology

English word psychopath comes from Ancient Greek παθητικός, Ancient Greek ψυχή, and later German psychopatisch (Psychopathic.)

Detailed word origin of psychopath

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
παθητικός Ancient Greek (grc)
ψυχή Ancient Greek (grc)
psychopatisch German (deu) Psychopathic.
psychopath English (eng) (figurative) A person with no moral conscience who perpetrates especially gruesome or bizarre violent acts.. (obsolete) A person diagnosed with any mental disorder.. A person diagnosed with antisocial or dissocial personality disorder.. A person with a personality disorder indicated by a pattern of lying, cunning, manipulating, glibness, exploiting, heedlessness, arrogance, delusions of [...]

Words with the same origin as psychopath

Descendants of παθητικός
Descendants of ψυχή
psyche psychiatric psychiatry psychological psychology