1. Principally, a male offspring. 2. Also a male adopted child. 3. A term of address for a male. From the Old English sunu, from an Indo-European word meaning to give birth.
Bringing comfort, solace, reassurance, peace, composure, quietude. To soothe is to allay, balm, becalm, calm, compose, lull, quiet, settle, still, or tranquilize. In medicine, an agent that is soothing is called a demulcent.
Abnormally deep sleep, an unusually profound sleep, a stupor from which it is difficult to rouse a person. Sopor may be due to a drug. “Sopor” is Latin for “deep sleep.” The root is “somnus,” the Latin for “sleep” (and the name of the Roman god of sleep.) “Soporific” has the same derivation.
Something such as a drug that causes or induces profound sleep. Tending to cause sleep or to dull the sense of awareness or alertness. The word “soporific” is derived from “sopor” meaning “deep sleep.” The root is “somnus,” the Latin for “sleep” (and the name of the Roman god of sleep.)
1. (adjective) A popular term for painful, such as a sore throat. 2. (noun) A nondescript term for nearly any lesion of the skin or mucous membranes. He has a number of sores in his mouth. The word sore traces its origin to the Anglo-Saxon term sar which meant distressing, grievous, painful.
- Sore throat
Pain in the throat. Sore throat may be caused by many different causes, including inflammation of the larynx, pharynx, or tonsils. First and foremost in frequency are viruses. Many viruses, and even those that cause mononucleosis (mono) and influenza (the flu), cause a sore throat. Some viruses can also produce painful blisters in the mouth […]