Meaning of Beautiful

Before entering fully into the 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, its style or its shape, is pleasant to the ear, the eye or the spirit.

For example: “This landscape is very beautiful: I would spend hours observing it”, “What a beautiful child! She has a charming 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 do not “have” beauty, but rather people attribute this quality to it from an appreciation that is subjective. Beyond this subjectivity, generally on a 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. Magazines make lists of who are the most beautiful men in the world at that time. 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 natural landscapes are beautiful, such as the beach or mountains, and works of art that manage to move or that surprise by the talent of their creator.

Bello, on the other hand, 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 Bello. More than 450,000 people live there. The Spanish province of Teruel also has a municipality called Bello, 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 subway station that responds to the name of Bello. Making use of it allows, among other things, access to the famous Parque Bello and the House Museum of the writer and politician Marco Fidel Suárez.

The Venezuelan writer and politician Andrés Bello (1781-1865), the musician Frank Bello (1965) and the actress María Bello (1967) are some of the famous people who bear the surname Bello.