Latin patientia 'endurance of pain, tolerance, forebearing'.
This virtue name arose in England in the 16th C, and was not used elsewhere.
- Early Modern English
- ● 1595 Patience DEmar-vol2 p. 33
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Patience". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Patience.