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 being free from stress or anxiety; being at ease: 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.
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)