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See also: patient and Patient

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French patient, from Old French pacient, from Latin patiens, present participle of pati (to suffer, endure); akin to Greek πάσχειν (páskhein, to suffer); see pathos, from Proto-Indo-European *pē(i)- "to hurt" [Pokorny pē(i)- 792].

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɑˈsʲɛnt/
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  • Hyphenation: pa‧ti‧ent

NounEdit

patiënt m (plural patiënten, diminutive patiëntje n)

  1. (medicine) patient, someone who receives therapeutic treatment
  2. (figuratively) someone/something getting some help

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