Comfortable etymology


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

Etymology of comfortable

Detailed word origin of comfortable

Dictionary entry Language Definition
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 (en) (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.].

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