Pain

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Etymology

From Template:Fro and Template:Xno {{fro|peine|peine, paine}}, from {{la|poena||punishment, pain}}, from Ancient Greek {{grc|ποινή||bloodmoney, were-gild, fine, price paid, penalty}}. Compare {{de|Pein}}, {{nl|pijn}}, {{af|pyn}}.

Pronunciation

Noun

Pain (plural [[~#|~]])
  1. (Articlescountable and Articlesuncountable) An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.
    The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain.
    I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.
  2. (Articlesuncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress; sadness; grief; solicitude; disquietude.
    In the final analysis, pain is a fact of life.
    The pain of departure was difficult to bear.
  3. (Articlescountable) An annoying person or thing.
    Your mother is a right pain.
  4. (ArticlesuncountableArticles, obsolete) Suffering inflicted as punishment or penalty.
    You may not leave this room on pain of death.
    Interpose, on pain of my displeasure. — Dryden
    We will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him. — Bacon
  5. Labour; effort; pains.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often used with "pain": mild, moderate, severe, intense, excruciating, debilitating, acute, chronic, sharp, dull, burning, steady, throbbing, stabbing, spasmodic, etc.

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Verb

Pain (third-person singular simple present [[Pains#|Pains]], present participle [[Paining#|Paining]], simple past and past participle [[Pained#|Pained]])
  1. (Articlestransitive) To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.
    The wound pained him.
  2. (Articlestransitive) To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.
    It pains me to say that I must let you go.
  3. (ArticlestransitiveArticles, obsolete) To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

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Finnish

Noun

Pain

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French

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Etymology

From Template:Fro {{fro|pain}}, {{la|panis}}, from Proto-Indo-European {{ine-pro|*peh₂-||to feed, to graze}}.

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. bread
  2. piece of bread
  3. food
    • 1830 Juvénal, Les Satires, translate in French verse by Barré de Jallais
      Sa nudité déplaît, sa détresse importune,

Et tous les jours, hélas ! à tout le monde en vain
Il demande une chambre, un habit et du pain.

    • His nudity embarrasses, his distress importunes,

And all the days, alas! to everyone in vain
He ask a bedroom, clothes and foods.

  1. bread-and-butter needs, basic sustenance; breadwinner
    • 1830 Juvénal, Les Satires, translate in French verse by Barré de Jallais
      Ce danseur, déployant une jambe soigneuse

À tenir l’équilibre, et la corde douteuse,
Trouve dans son talent des habits et du pain,
Et son art lui subjugue et le froid et la faim : […]

  1. (Articlesinformal) punch (a hit with the fist)
    • 2006, Maurice Léger, Moi, Antoinette Védrines, thanatopractrice et pilier de rugby, Publibook
      J’étais redescendue dare-dare, bien décidée à lui mettre un pain dans la tronche.
      I was redescended quickly, really steadfast to blow him a punch on his face.
  2. a block (of ice, of salt, of soap …) with the shape and size of bread
  3. (Articlesslang) Template:Gloss mistake during a performance (false note, forgot an intro, wrong solo, …)

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Etymology

From Template:Fro {{fro|pain}}, {{la|pānis}}, from Proto-Indo-European {{ine-pro|*peh₂-||to feed, to graze}}.

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Noun

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Etymology

From {{la|panis}}.

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  1. bread

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