It stems from the Latin word compassi? and originated in the 14th century.

1. An awareness and sympathy for other’s suffering

2. Participation in suffering of others

3. The quality of connecting with someone who is suffering and wanting to do something about it

The word compassion is pretty easy to learn as it can be broken into ‘com’ and ‘passion’. The word com means together, so compassion can be learnt as having passion for each other.

1. At seeing their child’s compassion towards the poor, they felt proud of the way they brought him up.

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