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padecer (Verb) "to suffer;" "to endure"

13th cent. From Vulgar Latin padescere 'id.,' from pati "to experience" and an inchoative suffix -escere (see -ecer). Note that padecer replaced the more common Old Spanish verb padir "to suffer," taken free of the inchoative suffix from Vulgar Latin *padire 'id.,' from Latin *pati. From Proto-Italic *pat-i- 'id.' Of unknown origin.

Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Portuguese padecer, Catalan patir, French pâtir, Italian patire ; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Aromanian pat, pãtsãscu, Romanian păți ; Sardinian: patire