The first thing we are going to do is determine the etymological origin of
the word peaceful that we are dealing with now. In this case we can expose that
it derives from Latin and that it is the result of the sum of the following
clearly delimited parts:
-The prefix "ad-", which is equivalent to "towards".
-The verb "placere", which can be translated as "to please".
-The suffix "-ible", which is used to indicate "that can".
peaceful is an adjective that can be used
to describe the person docile, affable, peaceful and pleasant. For
example: "In the midst of chaos, a gentle doctor reassured and treated
dozens of wounded", "I consider myself a gentle man; but if someone
hurts my children, I am able to react in the worst way ”, “ The
neighbors defined the suspect as a gentle and sympathetic woman ”.
A gentle individual is one who does not usually argue with other subjects and
who is generally calm and in a good mood. It
can be said that someone gentle does not get angry frequently or manifest
violently. Gentleness, therefore, is a positive quality.
It is important to note that the notion of peaceful can also be applied to what
is calm and charming: “It is a very peaceful and sunny day, which
invites you to spend long hours on the beach”, “The peaceful time will
last until next Tuesday and then it will begin to deteriorate, according to what
was reported by meteorologists ”, “ This is a peaceful town, with
little traffic and few acts of insecurity ”.
The idea of peaceful is often linked to meteorology. When
the weather is good, there is no wind and there is no
precipitation, it can be described as mild. These are ideal days to enjoy
outdoors. Instead, storms and gusts of wind make a day not peaceful.
There are many literary works that have used the word that concerns us in
their titles. This would be the case, for example, of the following:
- “El Don Apacible”. It is considered one of the most important works of Russian
literature of all time. It was written by Mikhail Sholojov (1905 - 1984) and is
made up of four volumes. It comes to narrate the life and the contests of the
so-called Cossacks of the Don, so called because they settled in the Don River
area. There are many theories around it, such as, for example, the one that
states that it was not entirely written by the aforementioned author.
- "The peaceful light". It comes to be a book made by Louis de Wohl in which he
takes Santo Tomás de Aquino as the absolute protagonist. However, at the same
time he analyzes the time of that moment and even other relevant figures such as
the King of France, Bacon, Saint Bonaventure or King Edward of England.
- "Peaceful Summers" by Anne Rivers Siddons. It narrates the memories that a
90-year-old woman brings to her mind about her summers of youth.
Lastly, John Apacible was the stage name of Enrique
Rustia Apacible III, a Filipino actor who died in 2011 when
he was shot by his uncle.