piteousness; the quality of being touching, moving, or pathetic
When she told me the story of her sufferings, I was overcome by the pathos of it, and burst into tears.
pathein (to suffer) (Greek)
pathology is study of disease. this means pathos is related to disease. and you feel pity for the diseased PATHos. is a part of the word symPATHy. and you have sympathy for the people for whom you feel pity or who are in sorrow.