From the Latin word "pyropus" comes the term compliment. However, it should not be overlooked that this, in turn, emanates from the Greek "pyropos", which can be translated as "red fire" or "fire in the face". And it is the result of the sum of "pyros", which is synonymous with "fire", and "ops", which is equivalent to "face".
One of the most common meanings of the compliment concept is linked to the flattery that is expressed to a woman .
For example: “I was crossing the square when a boy yelled at me from a car”, "I conquered my girlfriend based on compliments that I sent him through the chat", “I like compliments when they are romantic and not vulgar”.
Typically, compliments compliment the physical appearance of a person . In some cases, they include a sexist and offensive component, which can make women feel they are harassing her.
If a man he watches a woman passing by the door of his house and says something like "I'm going to warn God that the gates of Heaven are open: an angel has just escaped and I'm seeing him right now.", it may be indicated that the subject in question told the lady a compliment.
However, it is necessary to establish that many are the women who, however gallant they are the compliments that they are told, consider that this attitude is macho and devoid of all logic in the 21st century.
When you think about compliments, most of us come to mind an image that is the one that has been transmitted about it in many movies, television series and even advertisements. Specifically, we are referring to the one in which a woman begins to walk on a street and when she goes through a work the masons who are working on it not only look at her but also give her different comments about her beauty or her physique.
One of the "professionals" of the compliment was an Argentine character who was popularly known as Jardin Florido. It was Fernando Albiero Bertapelle (1875 - 1963), who threw singular and high praise to the women who traveled the streets of Córdoba. Refined and polite were both his manners and the compliments he launched, hence he was seen as a true poet.
This meaning of the notion of compliment is linked to a mineral that is considered as a gemstone . The compliment, in this sense, is part of the group of minerals that are called garnets and is characterized by its reddish hue. Since, in ancient times, young people in Spain used to give these compliments to the girls they wished to conquer, the term began to be used symbolically to refer to the kind of phrases mentioned lines above.