medelijden

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch medeliden, from Middle High German mitelīden (German Mitleid). Equivalent to mede (with, along) +‎ lijden (suffering).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

medelijden n (uncountable)

  1. compassion, sympathy for the suffering of another

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