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Daemon
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valiant

(adjective) Having or showing valor.

Synonyms: valorous

Usage: The hostages made a valiant attempt to overtake their captors and paid dearly for their bravery.
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The leader of my country is making valiant efforts to improve our national situation, but he is meeting fierce opposition from vested (selfish) interests.
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Valiant.



I would make a valiant effort to hold my anger against my enemies.
UnkaTom
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:02:03 AM
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Pardon me but isn't the root for valiant from French for the present participle of valoir, that being valor. We don't define a word with the word itself.
thar
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:26:26 AM

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Yeah, it is really annoying when the definition of a word is the same root.

If you knew what that meant, you could probably have worked it out anyway! d'oh!

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Alternative forms
valiaunt (obsolete)

Etymology
Anglo-Norman vaylant, from Old French vaillant (“stalwart, brave”), present participle adjective of valor (see valoir), from Latin valere (“to be strong, be of worth”).


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*wal- Look up *wal- at Dictionary.com
Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to be strong."

It forms all or part of: ambivalence; Arnold; avail; bivalent; convalesce; countervail; Donald; equivalent; evaluation; Gerald; Harold; invalid (adj.1) "not strong, inform;" invalid (adj.2) "of no legal force;" Isold; multivalent; polyvalent; prevalent; prevail; Reynold; Ronald; valediction; valence; Valerie; valetudinarian; valiance; valiant; valid; valor; value; Vladimir; Walter; wield.

It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Latin valere "be strong, be well, be worth;" Old Church Slavonic vlasti "to rule over;" Lithuanian valdyti "to have power;" Celtic *walos- "ruler," Old Irish flaith "dominion," Welsh gallu "to be able;" Old English wealdan "to rule," Old High German -walt, -wald "power" (in personal names), Old Norse valdr "ruler."


Modern Icelandic
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vald n ( -s, völd)

1. (máttur) power
vera á ~i e-rs be in sby's power
komast til ~a gain power, come to power
2. (forræði) authority
hafa ~ til e-s have the authority to do sth
3. (ofbeldi) force
taka e-ð með ~i take sth by force
4. pl (orsök) cause
af e-rs völdum brought about by sby, caused by sby
5.
upp úr öllu ~i beyond all limits


an
Lots of names ending in '-vald' or '-ald' refer to a ruler.
Eg
Þorvaldr, Thorvald, Ingvald, Roald, Ronald, Harald, Harold

Eg Roald Dahl - hróðr (“honour”) + valdr (“chieftain”) - valley (dale). Whistle


Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:55:25 AM

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thar wrote:
Yeah, it is really annoying when the definition of a word is the same root.

It worked for me.
When I lived in Winnipeg I used to walk to work and twice every day had to cross Valour Road:

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2301105211

This is when I learned the word. I met 'valiant' about 5 years ago found exactly this definition in TFD and since then I know both.



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Loveleen Arora
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Being Valiant to fight against wrong practices tells a lot about the value system of a person, society or country.
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valiant

Definition: (adjective) Having or showing valor.
Synonyms: valorous
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