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solace

[sol-is] /ˈsɒl ɪs/
noun, Also called solacement
1.
comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.
2.
something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief:
The minister's visit was the dying man's only solace.
verb (used with object), solaced, solacing.
3.
to comfort, console, or cheer (a person, oneself, the heart, etc.).
4.
to alleviate or relieve (sorrow, distress, etc.).
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English solas < Old French < Latin sōlācium, equivalent to sōl(ārī) to comfort + -āc- adj. suffix + -ium -ium
Related forms
solacer, noun
unsolaced, adjective
unsolacing, adjective
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solace

/ˈsɒlɪs/
noun
1.
comfort in misery, disappointment, etc
2.
something that gives comfort or consolation
verb (transitive)
3.
to give comfort or cheer to (a person) in time of sorrow, distress, etc
4.
to alleviate (sorrow, misery, etc)
Derived Forms
solacer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French solas, from Latin sōlātium comfort, from sōlārī to console
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Word Origin and History for unsolaced
solace
"comfort, consolation," late 13c., 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 c.1300.
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