), from Late Latin passionem (nominative passio) "suffering, enduring," from past-participle stem of Latin pati "to endure, undergo, experience," a word of uncertain origin. Do you have any further insight into this? An example of how the modern definition of 'passion' is cemented into our thinking is with automotive ads. On first glance the modern definition has little in common with the initial uses of the word. In approximately 1175 this word was adopted from Old French to Old English to mean the, ‘sufferings of Christ on the Cross’. The root word carried the idea that a passion was an external force that made you do something or in some way to suffer. Under God, 3804 /páthēma ("strong feeling") is redemptive, preparing us to know the Lord better now and forever in glory (cf. The word ‘passion’ is well established in Christian theology but its use, once adopted from Old French, only took fifty years to expand its range of meanings. For the second year, #LambadaForACause occurred, where she designed a line of Lambada’s (Easter Candles) and donated 40% of the profits to ‘Xamogelou Tou Paidiou’ (Smile for a Child), a non profit organisation that helps orphans in Greece. Signed by: Rev. The word comes from the Middle English (Around 1400 CE) word ‘frentik’, which is also the root of the word ‘frenetic’, meaning ‘fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled…, Colon, it’s rare that a word might be used interchangeably to relate to punctuation and intestines, they don’t seem too related, so what’s going on here? Passion has been cited as the motivation to many things. So how did the word get into English? The narrower modern version shows how the English language has lost some vibrancy and color in its words. They are both meat and share a common origin, yet in eating the modern Jumbo Jack, a great deal has been lost. The modern use also defines passion as being an irrational force that's also irresistible. Here is the actual quote: In Hebrew as well as Aramaic the word usually translated as “Compassion” (passion from the Latin word meaning, “to feel” and the prefix com, “with” is a quality of vicarious even visceral, empathy. Before that it had came from Latin as ‘femella’ where interestingly it…, History – meaning stuff that happened in the past. In Shakespeare’s application as a verb, the term conveyed the idea of being extremely agitated. pathéma: that which befalls one, i.e. Alfa Romeo used the phrase "Passport to Passion" in promoting their Guilia automobile. Word of the day troopie What is etymology and why is it important? Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive new posts by email weekly. At least at that time you may be motivated to the point where you were agitated or in the words of Elvis Presley “All Shook Up”. It came to us from French as the word ‘femelle’ around the 12 century CE. 2. Pornography is word which can be traced back to 1843 in the English language, where it referred, specifically to ‘sexually obscene paintings’, it came from the Greek word ‘pornographos’, which combined…, Being frantic: ‘desperate or wild with excitement, passion, fear, pain, etc’ is nothing new, even the Greeks had it, what’s the etymology of frantic? passiō f (genitive passiōnis); third declension, Third-declension noun..mw-parser-output .inflection-table-la .corner-header,.mw-parser-output .inflection-table-la .number-header,.mw-parser-output .inflection-table-la .case-header{font-style:italic}.mw-parser-output .inflection-table-la .corner-header,.mw-parser-output .inflection-table-la .number-header{background-color:#549EA0}.mw-parser-output .inflection-table-la .case-header{background-color:#40E0D0}.mw-parser-output .inflection-table-la .form-cell{background-color:#F8F8FF}, Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary, https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=passio&oldid=59421045, Latin terms with Ecclesiastical IPA pronunciation, Latin feminine nouns in the third declension, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. It’s first use in English appeared around 1175 AD. The passion-flower was so called from the 1630s. Please Print this and sign and date it. Thank you for posting. By 1225 ‘passion’ had not only extended to mean the sufferings of martyrs but was used as the word to describe suffering in general. The word ‘passion’ can be traced back to its 5000 year old Proto-Indo-European base ‘*pei’, which meant ‘to hurt’. The original meaning of ‘passion’ was still being used in 1633 however, as seen in the naming of the ‘passionflower’. a suffering, a passion, a suffering, misfortune, calamity, evil, affliction. (by extension) an event, occurrence, phenomenon 4. Thanks for sharing. The specific sense of "sexual love" is attested by 1580s, but the word has been used of any lasting, controlling emotion (zeal; grief, sorrow; rage, anger; hope, joy). No surprises, history is old, the word dates back to Proto-Indo-European (PIE), the common tongue of all modern Indian and European languages in around 3500 BCE. 3. the study of historical linguistic change, as manifested in individual words. The root word of passion expresses the idea of being moved to action where there is pain and suffering. Pornography, it’s a controversial subject, but where does it come from? John Werner Date: I have been researching the word Compassion Robin Rex Meyers states that in early 1st Century Middle Eastern peoples thought passion was something that happened deep within the bowels of men and in the womb of women. The specific meaning "intense or vehement emotion or desire" is attested from late 14c., from Late Latin use of passio to render Greek pathos "suffering," also "feeling, emotion." Late Middle English from Old French ethimologie, via Latin from Greek etumologia, from etumologos ‘student of etymology’, from etumon, neuter singular of etumos ‘true’. The word ‘passion’ has experienced some adjustments in how it is used. In around 1500 BCE The Greeks were inventing the alphabet – it wasn’t the first written language of course, but it was the first that used the system of consonants and vowel sounds that…, Female: according to Wikipedia, is ‘is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, that produces non-mobile ova (egg cells)’. Colon, as in the punctuation mark, dates back to Latin, before this, we have references from 1540 where it was used to mean part of a poem, it came…, Disaster; a serious disruption of the functioning of a community, came to English via old French where it was ‘désastre’, which is basically the same word with a bit of an accent. (by extension) a passion, affection (as a translation of Greek πάθος (páthos, “any strong feeling, passion”)) By the early 17th century ‘passion’ was used to describe a painful disorder or affliction of a specific part of the body, ‘cardiac passion, hysteric passion, and iliac passion’ for example. Well, the word anyway. A chronological account of the birth and development of a particular word or element of a word, often delineating its spread from one language to another and its evolving changes in form and meaning.