solacer, n.
/sol"is/, n., v., solaced, solacing.
n. 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.
3. to comfort, console, or cheer (a person, oneself, the heart, etc.).
4. to alleviate or relieve (sorrow, distress, etc.).
[1250-1300; ME solas < OF < L solacium, equiv. to sol(ari) to comfort + -ac- adj. suffix + -ium -IUM]

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