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Ever wonder about the English language and where it came from Curious to know why so many words seem to be very similar to those in other foreign languages The answer to those questions is that it did in fact come from many other foreign languages Almost all the words in the English language came from other languages such as Latin and French I used many sources to find the etymology of this word and its meaning In my opinion researching was very time consuming and more time was needed to get the facts properly organized Compassion is a word that signifies kindness pity and grace Background History Compassion is a very unique word It came from the French language during the 14th century Later it was used in the Latin language as well The definition then was practically the same as it is now but just worded differently Although its definitions are the same its spelling and pronunciation were very different It was spelled compacyon when it was used in the French language but then it changed to compassion in the Latin language Dictionary Thesaurus Compassion is a noun It means a suffering with another hence sympathy sorrow for the distress or misfortunes of another with the desire to help pity commiseration Its synonyms are mercy commiseration empathy clemency charity sympathy pity ruth heart humanity gentleness kindness and grace The antonyms are severity harshness antipathy savagery cruelty and aversion This word has been used infinity times recently Ever since the tragedy of 911 I have seen this word so many times in the paper and have heard it in many speeches It is a great word of love and of sympathy Bible Concordance This bible passage is explaining the day of judgment What it is saying is that God will not look past anyones sins He will not show anyone sympathy for their wrong doings Their punishment will be
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