Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Pathos (Page: 1051)

Pa"thos (?), n. [L., from Gr. a suffering, passion, fr. , , to suffer; cf. toil, L. pati to suffer, E. patient.] 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.

The combination of incident, and the pathos of catastrophe. T. Warton.