fort-, forc-

(Latin: brave; power, strength, strong)

a fortiori (a fohr" tee OH ee, ay fohr" tee OH righ") (adverb), more a fortiori, most a fortiori
Conveying all the more so; with an even greater or stronger reason: Literally, a fortiori means from the stronger point and it is used to introduce a statement that, assuming a previous statement is accepted as true, must be all the more true.

If statement "A" is true, then a fortiori statement "B" must be true; for example, if students can't or won't do twenty minutes of homework each night, then a fortiori, they can't or won't do sixty minutes each night.

Citius, Altius, Fortius (Latin)
Translation: "Faster, Higher, Stronger."

Motto of the Olympic Games. The underlying theme is excellence in performance, style, and creativity.

comfort (s) (noun), comforts (pl)
1. Something that makes people feel physically relaxed: William and his family had the comforts of home during their trip.
2. Someone or anything that provides relief from pain or anxiety.
3. Etymology: from Old Frence conforter, "to comfort, to help, to strengthen"; from Late Latin confortare, "to strengthen much" or "to strengthen completely"; from com-, "altogether" + fortis, "strong".
comfortable (adjective), more comfortable, most comfortable
1. Referring to something which is free from stress or anxiety; restful: Sharon gave her mother a comfortable chair so she could enjoy watching TV.
2. Relating to a situation that provides financial security: Tom had comfortable earnings for his family now and into the future.
comfortably (adverb), more comfortably, most comfortably
1. Descriptive of how a person is physically at ease and relaxed: In the evening Susan snuggled under her warm blanket comfortably and read some more in her book.
2. Relating to how an individual is mentally contented: Monroe works comfortably and competently at his job with plenty of time off for breaks and for lunch.
3. Pertaining to how someone is well-off financially: After retiring from teaching, Lynn was able to live comfortably in her lovely condo in the university town and able to visit her children any time she wanted to.
1. A warm quilt used as a bed covering.
2. A long, knitted, woolen scarf.
3. Someone who helps to relieve the grief or anxieties of other people.
4. The name given by Christ to the Holy Spirit.

The original word is Paraclete which means first Advocate, a defender, a helper, a strengthener; as well as, comforter.

Constantia et fortitudine.
Through perseverance and bravery.

Motto of German Emperor Charles VI (1711-1740).

discomfortable (adjective), more discomfortable, most discomfortable
Inclined to cause uneasiness or anxiety: Mary received the discomfortable results of her last exam and feared that she would have to take it again the next semester.
discomfortably (adverb), more discomfortably, most discomfortably
Pertaining to how something disturbs one's ease and wellbeing: Jack was so stressed by the many discomfortably irritating and unnecessary phone calls.