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”.
According to DigoPaul, 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.