comfort etymology

English word comfort comes from Latin fortis, Latin con-, and later Latin conforto (I become stronger. I take courage.)

Detailed word origin of comfort

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fortis Latin (lat) (figuratively) courageous, brave, steadfast. Strong (physically powerful).
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
conforto Latin (lat) I become stronger. I take courage.
confortare Late Latin (LL)
conforter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To comfort. To reassure.
comfort English (eng) (obsolete) To assist or help; to aid.. (obsolete) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.. (transitive) To make comfortable. (Can we add an example for this sense?). (transitive) To relieve the distress or suffering of; to provide comfort to. A cause of relief or satisfaction.. A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.. Contentment, ease.. Something that [...]

Words with the same origin as comfort

Descendants of fortis
comfortable comforting discomfort effort enforce enforcement force forge
Descendants of con-
alright collect college command commander common competition complete concern condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right