To sit with a dog on a hillside
on a glorious afternoon
is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring
- it was peace.
— Milan Kundera
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All languages that derive from Latin form the word “compassion” by combining the prefix meaning “with” (com-) and the root meaning “suffering” (Late Latin, passio). In other languages, Czech, Polish, German, and Swedish, for instance – this word is translated by a noun formed of an equivalent prefix combined with the word that means “feeling”.