Jasna VLAJIĆ-POPOVIĆ

The Serbian Language Institute, Beograd

THE WAYS OF SUFFERING IN THE BALKANS:

patior and πάσχω intertwined

Abstract: The paper proposes a re-examination of the hitherto supposed Latin ancestry of Rum. păţi, Arum. pat, Alb. pësoj, Bulg., Патя, Mac. пати, S.Cr. Пàтити, all meaning „to suffer, endure, etc.“ and argues in favour of Greek πάσχω i.e. παθαίνω as the more probable common ultimate prototype, rather than VLat. *patire < Lat. patior.

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DOI:10.2298/BALC0334119V