Pathos
Pathos Pa"thos (p[=a]"th[o^]s), n. [L., from Gr. pa`qos a suffering, passion, fr. paqei^n, pas`chein, to suffer; cf. po`nos toil, L. pati to suffer, E. patient.] That quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, esp., that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality; as, the pathos of a picture, of a poem, or of a cry. [1913 Webster]

The combination of incident, and the pathos of catastrophe. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

1. The quality or character of those emotions, traits, or experiences which are personal, and therefore restricted and evanescent; transitory and idiosyncratic dispositions or feelings as distinguished from those which are universal and deep-seated in character; -- opposed to {ethos}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Suffering; the enduring of active stress or affliction. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • PATHOS — Évocation de l’expérience humaine dans une représentation propre à faire naître la pitié, la sympathie, chez le lecteur ou le spectateur. Distinct des passions plus élevées de la tragédie, le pathos (du grec pathos : «souffrance, passion») naît,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pathos — pathos, poignancy, bathos are comparable when they denote the quality found in human situations, or especially in works of art or literature, which moves one to pity or sorrow. Pathos is the common term in critical and literary use; because of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Pathos — (pronEng|ˈpeɪːθɒs) ( el. ) is one of the three modes of persuasion in rhetoric (along with ethos and logos). Pathos appeals to the audience s emotions. It is a part of Aristotle s philosophies in rhetoric. Not to be confused with bathos (βάθος)… …   Wikipedia

  • Pathos — est un mot grec qui signifie « souffrance, passion ». Chez Aristote Le pathos désigne un des trois moyens de persuasion du discours dans la rhétorique classique depuis Aristote[1]. Tandis que le pathos est une méthode de persuasion par… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pathos — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pathos es un vocablo griego (πάθος) que puede tomar varias acepciones. Es uno de los los tres modos de persuasión en la retórica (junto con el ethos y el logos), según la filosofía de Aristóteles. En la retórica de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pathos — Sn Leidenschaft, überzogener Gefühlsausdruck erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus gr. páthos Leiden, Leidenschaft , zu gr. páschein leiden, erleiden, erdulden . Adjektiv: pathetisch.    Ebenso nndl. pathos, ne. pathos,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • pathos — [pā′thäs΄, pā′thôs΄] n. [Gr pathos, suffering, disease, feeling, akin to pathein, paschein, to suffer, feel < IE base * kwenth , to suffer, endure > OIr cessaim, I suffer] 1. Rare suffering 2. the quality in something experienced or… …   English World dictionary

  • pathos —    pàthos    (s.m.) L oratore, per far sì che l arbitro della situazione penda dalla sua parte, cerca di suscitare un effetto emozionale: il grado più violento di emozione è il pathos, mentre l ethos rappresenta quello più mo­derata. Il pathos è… …   Dizionario di retorica par stefano arduini & matteo damiani

  • Pathos — Pathos: Das Fremdwort für »Leidenschaft, feierliche Ergriffenheit; übertriebene Gefühlsäußerung« wurde Ende des 17. Jh.s aus griech. páthos »Leid, Leiden, Schmerz; Unglück; Leidenschaft« entlehnt, einer Bildung zu griech. páschein »erfahren,… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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