- The quality or character of those emotions, traits, or experiences which are personal, and therefore restricted and evanescent; transitory and idiosyncratic dispositions or feelings as distinguished from those which are universal and deep-seated in character; -- opposed to ethos.
- Suffering; the enduring of active stress or affliction.
Etymology: L., from Gr. pa`qos a suffering, passion, fr. paqei^n pas`chein, to suffer; cf. po`nos toil, L. pati to suffer, E. patient