comfortable etymology

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

Detailed word origin of comfortable

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.
confortable Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
comfortable English (eng) (US) A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter. (obsolete) Comforting, providing comfort; consolatory. [14th-19thc.]. (obsolete) Serviceable; helpful.. (obsolete) Strong; vigorous; valiant.. Amply sufficient, satisfactory. [from 17thc.]. In a state of comfort and content. [from 18thc.]. Providing physical comfort and ease; agreeable. [from 18thc.].

Words with the same origin as comfortable

Descendants of fortis
comfort 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