animforto

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Etymology[edit]

From animo (soul) +‎ forto (strength).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

animforto (accusative singular animforton, plural animfortoj, accusative plural animfortojn)

  1. emotional strength, fortitude
    • H. J. Bulthuis (translator), Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Part 2, Chapter 28,
      Ne nur la firman ankron de hejmo, sed ankaŭ tutan mian animforton mi perdis, sed nur por unu momento.
      Not only the anchor of hope, but the footing of fortitude was gone—at least for a moment
    • Valentin Melnikov (translator), La Morto de Ivan Iljiĉ (The Death of Ivan Ilyich) by Leo Tolstoy,
      Li per ĉiuj animfortoj malamegas ŝin.
      He hates her with all the 'forces of his soul. (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation, Knopf, 2009)