corage

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French corage.

Noun[edit]

corage (plural corages)

  1. courage
  2. heart
    • late 14th c. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. General Prologue: 20-22.
      In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay
      Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage
      To Caunterbury with ful devout corage,
      In Southwark, at the Tabard, as I lay
      Ready to go on pilgrimage and start
      To Canterbury, full devout at heart,

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *coraticum, a derivative of Latin cor (heart). Compare Old Occitan coratge.

Noun[edit]

corage m (oblique plural corages, nominative singular corages, nominative plural corage)

  1. courage
    • circa 1200, author unknown, Des Tresces, page 1:
      Il ot une feme de grant paraige,
      Qui avoit mit tot son coraige.
      He had a noble wife,
      Who has done all she could. (literally, had put all her courage)

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