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As is common with all Latin words, they become the root of many of our English words. Poena seems to be the root of Pain and Punishment.

In Roman mythology, Poena(also Poine) is the spirit of punishment and the attendant of punishment to Nemesis, the goddess of divine retribution. The Latin word poena, "pain, punishment, penalty", gave rise to English words such as subpoenaand pain. The original word is the Ancient Greek poinḗ(ποινή), also meaning "penalty."

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Poena means punishment.

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