Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Console (v.)

console (v.)
1693, from Fr. consoler, from L. consolari "offer solace," from com- intensive prefix + solari "to comfort" (see solace). Consolation dates to 1374.

solace (n.)
"comfort, consolation," c.1290, from O.Fr. solas, from L. solacium, from solatus, pp. of solari "to console, soothe," from PIE base *sel- "of good mood, to favor" (cf. Gk. hilaros "merry," O.E. gesælig "happy;" see silly). The verb is recorded from 1297.

A visit with Songbird consoles the spirit. Her personality offers solace to others. It is a comfort to have a listening ear and soothing friend. She sets a good mood for one's heart. We are having a happy and silly visit.


peripateticpolarbear said...

You guys are having an awful lot of fun!

Kathryn said...

Splendid. Not in any way startling, but definitely splendid :-)

ToBeRev said...

Songbird is wonderful -- I love hearing from her. Tell her hi from me. Not sure if you will check your blog in the next 30 mins. -- just wanted to remind you "Scrubs" starts tonight at 9 (maybe 90 mins. in your case -- time zone difference?). Couldn't remember if you or PPB were the big "Scrubs" fan...