- penance[penance 词源字典]
- penance: see pain
[penance etymology, penance origin, 英语词源]
- penance (n.)
- late 13c., "religious discipline or self-mortification as a token of repentance and as atonement for some sin," from Anglo-French penaunce, Old French peneance (12c.), from Latin pænitentia (see penitence). Transferred sense is recorded from c. 1300.