Q: Why should Americans not be concerned about the safety of nuclear power after what they've seen in Japan?
As far as they were concerned it was a fourth-century innovation adapted in part from the pagan festival of Saturnalia.
Already so indelibly tied to one iconic film baddie, Bardem was concerned about playing another.
early 15c., "perceive, distinguish," also "refer to, relate to," from Middle French concerner, from Medieval Latin concernere "concern, touch, belong to," figurative use of Late Latin concernere "to sift, mix, as in a sieve," from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + cernere "to sift," hence "perceive, comprehend" (see crisis). Apparently the sense of the prefix shifted to intensive in Medieval Latin. Meaning "worry" is 17c. Related: Concerned; concerning. Letter opening to whom it may concern attested by 1740.
1580s, from concern (v.).