a combining form occurring in personal nouns corresponding to abstract nouns ending in -pathy, with the general sense “one practicing such a treatment” (osteopath) or “one suffering from such an ailment” (psychopath).
denoting a person suffering from a specified disease or disorder neuropath
denoting a pract-tioner of a particular method of treatment osteopath
back formation from -pathy
suffix used in modern formations to mean “one suffering from” (a disease or condition), also “one versed in” (a certain type of treatment), from gk. -pathes, from pathos “suffering” (see pathos).
a pract-tioner of a specified kind of medical treatment: naturopath.
one affected by a specified kind of disorder: sociopath.
an obsolete variant of -pathy: psychopathia.
a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -pathy: psychopathic.
a combining form occurring in loanwords from greek, where it meant “suffering,” “feeling” (antipathy; sympathy); in compound words of modern formation, often used with the meaning “morbid affection,” “disease” (arthropathy; deuteropathy; neuropathy; psychopathy), and hence used also in names of systems or methods of treating disease (allopathy; homeopathy; hydropathy; osteopathy). compare -path, -pathia. -pathy combining […]
a combining form with the meaning “having a foot” of the kind specified by the initial element: pinnatiped. also, -pede. compare -pod. -ped combining form foot or feet quadruped, centipede word origin from latin pēs, ped- foot
variant of -ped: centipede. -ped combining form foot or feet quadruped, centipede word origin from latin pēs, ped- foot -pede combining form a variant of -ped