Its first usage dates back to 1595-1605 and has originated from the combination of two words .i.e. condole and ence. Condole is a verb, which means to express sympathy and ence is a noun suffix, which is equivalent to ance.
Meanings of Condolence:
1) Sympathy with a person in pain or sadness
2) An expression for showing sympathy to someone.
Master tip to learn condolence:
Condolence can be easily learnt by remembering a situation when you were in pain or you were as and someone offered you few words of encouragement.
Sentence Examples for Condolence
1) He expressed his sincere condolence/condolences on the death of his sister’s husband. (Noun)
2) He was condolent for his friend’s loss. (Adjective)
3) He expressed his condolence at his friend’s loss.