Kanji: 慰. Radical: 心. Number of strokes: 15. Meaning: “ consolation”. Pronunciation: イ、なぐさ-める、なぐさ-むi, nagusa-meru, nagusa-mu.
Middle English (as a noun, in the senses ‘strengthening, support, consolation’; as a verb, in the senses ‘strengthen, give support, console’): from Old French confort (noun), conforter (verb), from late Latin confortare ‘strengthen’, from com- (expressing intensive force) + Latin fortis ‘strong’. The sense ‘something producing physical ease’ arose in the mid 17th century." (Oxford Languages)