comforting etymology

English word comforting comes from English comfort

Detailed word origin of comforting

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 [...]
comforting English (eng) Giving comfort. The act of giving comfort.