LEH-vah-ment -- (n.) The comfort and love that man finds in his wife.
Words dedicated to marital bliss are rarities -- positive ones even more so. This specimen comes from Henry Cockeram's 'The English Dictionarie' (1623). Women have reigned in the realms of casting comfort to even the hardest of hearts. This word is at once a lovely testament and a forgotten acknowledgement to the fact that Man has, since time immemorial, found in Woman an oasis -- an emotionally kinder shelter from a harsh and dangerous world.
~Wordeby's by Chanel Rion
ART: "Dance at Bougival" (1883) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir