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Daily Word (18 November 2014)


| ˈpaʃ(ə)n |


  • noun
    • (mass noun) strong and barely controllable emotion
      • [in sing.] a state or outburst of strong emotion
      • intense sexual love
      • [in sing.] an intense desire or enthusiasm for sth.
      • [count noun] a thing arousing great enthusiasm
    • (‘the Passion’) the suffering and death of Jesus
      • an account of such from any of the Gospels
      • a musical setting of any of the Biblical accounts of such


Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin passio(n-) (usu. Christian theology), from Latin pati “suffer”.

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: gairah
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • سماڠت (semangat)
  • Cebuano: gugma
  • Deutsch: die Leidenschaft, die Passion
  • Español: la pasión
  • Filipino: pagkahumaling
  • Français: la passion
  • 한국어: 열정 (yeoljeong)
  • Italiano: la passione
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: តន្ហា (t nhea)
  • Latino: passionis
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: udavom
  • 日本語: 情熱 (じょうねつ)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ຄວາມຫຼົງໄຫຼ (khuaam rong hai)
  • ภาษาไทย: กิเลส (Kiles̄)
  • தமிழ்: பேரார்வம் (Pērārvam)
  • Tiếng Việt: tình yêu
  • 中文: 情 (qíng)


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