telepathy etymology

English word telepathy comes from English tele- (derives from an Ancient Greek root meaning "far away" and means "far away" too) and -pathy (another Ancient Greek root for "suffering", in English it means "disease" or "abnormality")

Detailed word origin of telepathy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tele- English (eng) Over a distance. Telegraph. Telephone. Teleport. Television.
-pathy English (eng) Damage to, disease of, or abnormality. Suffering, feeling. Therapy.
telepathy English (eng) (parapsychology) The capability to communicate directly by psychic means; the sympathetic affection of one mind by the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of another at a distance, without communication through the ordinary channels of sensation.

Words with the same origin as telepathy

Descendants of -pathy
allelopathic allopath autopathic cytopathy desminopathy enzymopathy hepatopathy heteropathic mastopathic naturopath nephropathic neuroarthropathy neuropathic osteoarthropathy pathy polyarthropathy pseudo-telepathy psychopath sociopathy spondyloarthropathy technopathy telepathic
Descendants of tele-
radio telegram telescope television