Posted by: Natalie | March 23, 2010

Word of the Day: Friend

As I am currently awaiting the arrival of some very good friends and their beautiful baby boy, today’s word is . . . .

Friend

Word Origins:

For this, we also need to look at the word ‘free’, both words come from the prehistoric Indo-European word prijos. We can see this word also in ancient Sanskrit as priyas and in Russian pryjatel which all mean ‘dearly loved’ or ‘friend’. These bonds of ‘dear love’ where obviously seen within families living together in the same household, but there were other members not within this circle of ‘love’, servants etc. The prijos word developed through ancient Germanic as frijaz which later became ‘free’ to describe something that these servants did not have; they did not have friendship with the family, and they did not have freedom.

Urban Dictionary Definition:

  1. A person who would never intentionally hurt you, lie to you, deceive you, manipulate you, abuse you and who takes great care to be kind to you, honest with you, dependable and loyal. Someone who you trust without question because they have never given you any reason not to trust them. Someone you enjoy being around and look forward to seeing. Someone who would sacrifice themself for you.
  2. A person who would never intentionally hurt you, lie to you, deceive you, manipulate you, abuse you and who takes great care to be kind to you, honest with you, dependable and loyal. Someone who you trust without question because they have never given you any reason not to trust them. Someone you enjoy being around and look forward to seeing. Someone who would sacrifice themself for you.
  3. a good friend will bail you outta jail.
  4. someone who knows the real you..witnesses you goign through changes…but loves you all the same not to be confused with backstabbing witch who smiles to ur face and talks behind ur back

Nat’s Definition:

  • Something I strive, every day, to be a good example of.
  • A person who is there for you at the most important times in your life, and does not judge you.
  • A person who is honest towards you and will always tell you the truth no matter how much you don’t want to hear it.
  • A person who shares your sadness as well as your elation.
  • A person who understands how you ‘tick’.
  • A person who can make you smile in an instant from a memory.
  • A person who you should put before relationships, if they are a good one!
  • I am exceptionally lucky to have such a wonderful group of these.
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