Anodyne is a noun that means something that relieves distress or pain.
The Greek word adodunos (ah no DOO noss) meaning ‘free from pain’ morphed over time, into anodyne, something that relieves stress or pain. It may refer literally to a medicine of some kind or more figuratively, to something that is a source of relaxation.
At first, Marnie found the Crickets outside to be an annoyance. But in time, she found them to be an anodyne after a stressful day at work.
Once again, anodyne is spelled A-N-O-D-Y-N-E.