* One who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.
* Archaically, one who suffers.
* Suffering delay, pain, irritation etc quietly and without complaining
* Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness.
* Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result; not hasty or impulsive.
Did they come up with the sick person word as patient because the sufferer has to be patient?
Must have required a lot of thinking.