I would add the Latin tranlation "patiens" myself but I'm not good with the markup. --Logomachist 19:23, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
- Now added. --EncycloPetey 19:29, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Please do not re-nominate for verification without comprehensive reasons for doing so.
Rfv-sense — Noun sense One who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient. The undated citation has been repeated by dictionaries since Johnson and I can't find the original source. — Pingkudimmi 09:45, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
- I can't find your original source for that undated citation in a machine-readable version, but I found other cites from the same work. Also, there are a number of other citations out there to support this meaning, which seems related to the linguistic/grammer meaning (sense 2). It is typically (but not always -- see the 1994 cite) found in philosophy, and traces back to Aristotle:
1988, Sarah Waterlow & Sarah Broadie, Nature, Change, and Agency in Aristotle's Physics, →ISBN, page 159:
- For it seems clear that the subject of change is the changed, i.e. the patient -- on one proviso. the proviso is that there be an agent or changer.
1994, Larry Cochran & Joan Laub, Becoming an Agent: Patterns and Dynamics for Shaping Your Life, →ISBN:
- How does a person change from a patient to an agent in shaping and living a course of life?
1999, Lloyd P. Gerson, Aristotle: Logic and metaphysics, →ISBN, page 127:
- According to the tradition, when an agent acts on a patient, the change is located in the patient. If the patient reacts on the agent, then the agent is a patient in the new relation.
2010, Mohua Banerjee & Anil Seth, Logic and Its Applications: Fourth Indian Conference, ICLA 2011, →ISBN, page 7:
- The starting point is that all events involve an agent and a patient. Agents and patients are modelled as (material or non-material) objects, and can therefore be represented as points in conceptual spaces.
- Kiwima (talk) 17:26, 22 December 2015 (UTC)