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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: solas, from Latin solatio, from solari 'to comfort'

solace

noun
     
sol‧ace formal
1 [uncountable] a feeling of emotional comfort at a time of great sadness or disappointment
seek/find solace in something
After the death of her son, Val found solace in the church.
2

be a solace to somebody

to bring a feeling of comfort and calmness to someone, when they are sad or disappointed:
Mary was a great solace to me after Arthur died.
solace verb [transitive] literary

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