“Compassion actually comes from two Latins words. (I studied Latin at university, don’t ask me why.) The first word is the word for “suffering”, which is patior (P-A-T-I-O-R) and its participle passus, which means “suffering”. And the “com” part obviously, for anyone who knows any Spanish or Italian, is “with”, so compassion means “suffering with”.
Lurking in the background and sipping tea, just the usual stuff.