Etymology of Comfort

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Noun: 

  • relief in support
  • a feeling of relief 
  • a person or thing that gives support or consolation
  • a cause or matter of relief 
  • a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants 

Verb:

  • to reassure or cheer up
  • to make physically comfortable
  • to encourage or support 

Origin:

The origin of the word comfort is derived from the old french word “conforter” and the late latin word “confortare” meaning to strengthen. 

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