/kum"feuhr teuhr/, n.
1. a person or thing that comforts.
2. a quilt.
3. a long, woolen scarf, usually knitted.
4. the Comforter. See Holy Ghost.
[1300-50; ME comfortour < AF, OF conforteor, equiv. to confort(er) (see COMFORT) + -eor < L -or- -OR1 or -ator- -ATOR]

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