Calm

absence of air motion

Calm is an adjective meaning peaceful, quiet; particularly used of the weather, free from wind or storm, or of the sea, opposed to rough. The word appears in French calme, through which it came into English, in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian calma.

Édouard Manet. Seascape Calm Weather. 1864-65

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