Patient

A patient is any recipient of health care services performed by healthcare professionals. The patient is most often ill or injured and in need of treatment by a physician, nurse, psychologist, dentist, veterinarian, or other health care provider.

Etymology

The word patient originally meant 'one who suffers'. This English noun comes from the Latin word patiens, the present participle of the deponent verb, patior, meaning 'I am suffering,' and akin to the Greek verb πάσχειν (= paskhein, to suffer) and its cognate noun πάθος (= pathos).

Other Languages
العربية: مريض
বাংলা: রোগী
Bân-lâm-gú: Hoān-chiá
беларуская: Пацыент
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Пацыент
български: Пациент
català: Pacient
čeština: Pacient
Cymraeg: Claf
dansk: Patient
Deutsch: Patient
eesti: Patsient
español: Paciente
Esperanto: Paciento
euskara: Paziente
français: Patient
Frysk: Pasjint
Gaeilge: Othar
한국어: 환자
हिन्दी: रोगी
hrvatski: Pacijent
Bahasa Indonesia: Pasien
íslenska: Sjúklingur
italiano: Paziente
עברית: מטופל
ಕನ್ನಡ: ರೋಗಿ
latviešu: Pacients
lietuvių: Pacientas
Nederlands: Patiënt
日本語: 患者
norsk: Pasient
polski: Pacjent
português: Paciente
română: Pacient
Runa Simi: Hampina
русский: Пациент
සිංහල: රෝගියා
Simple English: Patient
سنڌي: مريض
slovenčina: Pacient
српски / srpski: Пацијент
suomi: Potilas
svenska: Patient
తెలుగు: రోగి
ትግርኛ: ሕሙም
тоҷикӣ: Бемор
українська: Пацієнт
اردو: مریض
Tiếng Việt: Bệnh nhân
吴语: 病人
ייִדיש: פאציענט
粵語: 病人
中文: 患者