Before entering fully into the definition of the term beautiful, it is necessary to proceed to discover its etymological origin. In this case, we can state that it is a word that derives from Latin. Specifically, it comes from “bellus” which can be translated as “beautiful”.
The term is used to describe what, due to its appearance, style or shape, is pleasant to the ear, to the eye or to the spirit.
For instance: “This landscape is very beautiful: I would spend hours observing it”, What a beautiful child! He has a lovely smile “, “The soprano was applauded for her beautiful voice that moved the audience”.
The beautiful is something that has beauty. Actually, to be more precise, things are not “have” beauty, but people attribute this quality to it from an appreciation that is subjective. Beyond this subjectivity, generally at the social level there is a shared belief about what is beautiful and what is not.
In the Western world, an individual with harmonious features, blond hair, and light blue eyes is possibly considered beautiful. The lists that magazines make about who are the most beautiful men in the world at that time are common. Lists in which the names of actors such as Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Brad Pitt or Ryan Gosling, for example, have appeared.
It is also often said that the natural landscapes, such as the beach or the mountains, and the works of art that manage to move or that surprise by the talent of their creator.
Beautiful, on the other hand, it is the name of various places and the surname of various personalities. In the Colombian department of Antioquia, to cite one case, there is a municipality called Beautiful. More than 450,000 people live there. The Spanish province of Teruel also has a municipality called Beautiful, with just over 300 inhabitants. A population is located 93 kilometers from the capital and has several places of interest. We are referring to the Ermita de la Trinidad, the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Natividad from the 16th century and the Laguna de Gallocanta, included within the natural reserve of the same name. A lagoon that is the largest in the entire Iberian Peninsula and that, together with that of Fuentedepiedra (Malaga), is the largest salty lagoon in the entire European continent.
In the same way, we must not forget that in Asturias there is also a parish that responds to the name of Bello. It belongs to the council of Aller, has about 295 inhabitants and is located about 4 kilometers from the capital of the aforementioned council, which is the town of Cabañaquinta.
In Medellín, in addition, there is a metro station that responds to the name of Bello. Making use of it allows, among other things, to be able to access the famous Parque Bello and the House Museum of the writer and politician Marco Fidel Suárez.
The Venezuelan writer and politician Andres Bello (1781-1865), the musician Frank Bello (1965) and the actress Maria Bello (1967) are some of the people famous who carry the surname Beautiful.