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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pa"thos
That quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, esp., that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality; as, the pathos of a picture, of a poem, or of a cry.
  1. 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.
  2. 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

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  1. A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow) ("the film captured all the pathos of their situation")
  2. A style that has the power to evoke feelings
  3. A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
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Fun Facts about the name Pathos

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Past life for Pathos born Mar 23, 1929

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1200. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.