running faucet for lenitive bath gif via LaWhimsy by giphy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Lenitive

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsylenitive definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyLenitive means the softening of pain or sorrow. Lenitive derives from the Latin lenire (to soften or soothe) – fun fact lenire also gave us the word lenient which originally meant relieving pain or stress. Lenitive also carries the obsolete meaning of a laxative (in medical terms). Personally I enjoy the word lenitive when using it to mean soothing pain or distress and I liken it to a healing bath or other means of relaxation and ease.

running faucet for lenitive bath gif via LaWhimsy by giphyNow this is lenitive bliss!

Lenitive is an interesting term and a word that I plan on using more often and in as many ways as I can ( I mean, referring to a laxative as a lenitive just sounds so much better, no?). How about you?

Namaste ~ Ella

*Check out the Word Nerd Index and my Word Nerd Pinterest Board for other superb words!

** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to contact me or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!

Save

Advertisements

Share Your Thoughts ~ I'd Love to Hear from You!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s