* 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.



Sylphy Sylphy
41-45, F
1 Response Feb 19, 2012

Tried searching for the lexicology, too. Think the Latin people wanted us to "endure". *takes a scroll to whack Latin*