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πάθος 1 παθεῖν

I.anything that befalls one, an incident, accident, Hdt., Soph.
2.what one has suffered, one's experience, Aesch.; in pl., Plat.: —commonly in bad sense, a suffering, misfortune, calamity, Hdt., Aesch., etc.; ἀνήκεστον π. ἔρδειν to do an irreparable mischief, Hdt.
II.of the soul, a passion, emotion, such as love, hate, etc., Thuc., Plat., etc.
III.any passive state, a condition, state, Plat.: in pl. the incidents or changes to which things are liable, τὰ περὶ τὸν οὐρανὸν π. id=Plat., etc.
IV.a pathetic mode of expression, pathos, Arist.

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