Mitleid

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German mitelīden, first used in mystic literature as a calque of Latin compassiō (compassion), itself a calque of Ancient Greek συμπάθεια (sumpátheia, compassion, sympathy). Analysable as mit (with) +‎ Leid (sorrow, suffering). From Middle High German is borrowed Dutch medelijden.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪtlaɪ̯t/
  • Hyphenation: Mit‧leid
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Noun[edit]

Mitleid n (genitive Mitleides or Mitleids, no plural)

  1. pity, compassion

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