hardiment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French hardiment, from hardi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hardiment (plural hardiments)

  1. (archaic) Bravery, courage.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.i:
      But full of fire and greedy hardiment, / The youthfull knight could not for ought be staide [...].

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hardi +‎ -ment

Adverb[edit]

hardiment

  1. boldly; daringly

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

hardiment m (oblique plural hardimenz, nominative singular hardimenz, nominative plural hardiment)

  1. bravery; courage
    • circa 1155, Wace, Le Roman de Brut:
      La paor entroublierent
      et lor hardiment recovrerent.
      they forgot their fear,
      and rediscovered their courage.

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