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.