patience

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pacience, from Old French pacience (modern French patience), from Latin patientia (suffering; endurance, patience), from patiens, present active participle of patior (suffer, experience, wait), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peh₁- (to hurt). Displaced native Old English ġeþyld.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪʃəns/
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patience (usually uncountable, plural patiences)

  1. The quality of being patient.
    Musical perfection requires practice and a lot of patience.
  2. Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called solitaire in the US and Canada.

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  • Sranan Tongo: pasensi

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pacience, borrowed from Latin patientia.

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patience f (plural patiences)

  1. patience

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patience

  1. Alternative form of pacience