valente

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese valente, from Latin valentem, accusative of valēns (strong).

Adjective[edit]

valente m, f (plural valentes)

  1. courageous, valiant

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin valentem, accusative of valēns (strong).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaˈlɛn.te/
  • Stress: valènte
  • Hyphenation: va‧len‧te

Verb[edit]

valente

  1. present participle of valere

Adjective[edit]

valente (masculine and feminine plural valenti)

  1. able, talented
    • 1530, Pietro Bembo, “Libro terzo, Capitolo II”, in Gli asolani (in Italian), published 1989:
      mossa dal chiaro grido che i tre giovani aveano di valenti e di scienziati, ne le prese talento di volere intendere quali stati fossero i loro ragionamenti
      Given the clear fame of the three young men as talented and men of science, she found herself wanting to know what their reasonings were.
  2. (archaic) valiant, brave
    • c. 1260s, Brunetto Latini, Il tesoretto [The Treasure] (in Italian), collected in Raccolta di rime antiche toscane: Volume primo, Palermo: Giuseppe Assenzio, published 1817, lines 1–5, page 9:
      Al valente Signore, ¶ Di cui non so migliore ¶ Sù la terra trovare; ¶ Che non avete pare ¶ Nè ’n pace, ned in guerra
      To the valiant lord, of which I can't find a better one on this earth, for you have no equals, both in peace and in war
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback, in Italian), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto IV, lines 109–114, page 59:
      «O dolce segnor mio», diss’ io, «adocchia ¶ colui che mostra sé più negligente ¶ che se pigrizia fosse sua serocchia». ¶ Allor si volse a noi e puose mente, ¶ movendo ’l viso pur su per la coscia, ¶ e disse: «Or va tu sù, che se’ valente!».
      "O my sweet Lord," I said, "do turn your eye on him who shows himself more negligent then even Sloth herself his sister were." Then he turned round to us, and he gave heed, just lifting up his eyes above his thigh, and said: "Now go you up, for you are valiant."
    • 1799, Vittorio Alfieri, Misogallo [The French-Hater]‎[1] (in Italian), London, page 21:
      Qualora un popolo, che geme oppresso sotto un’ingiusta, e non meritata tirannide, perviene ribellandosi a distruggere con la viva, e generosa forza la forza opprimente, egli è questo per certo un popolo appassionato, valente, apprezzabile, e meritevole di libertà.
      When a people, that moans oppressed under an unjust and undeserved tyranny, comes, by rebelling, to destroy the oppressing force with the living, generous force, it is certainly an ardent, brave, appreciable people, and deserving of freedom.
  3. (archaic) wise; virtuous
    • 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, “Giornata seconda, Novella VIII [Second Day, Novel 8]”, in Decamerone [Decameron]‎[2] (in Italian), Tommaso Hedlin, published 1527, page 58:
      ſe tu ti contenti di laſciare appreſſo di me queſta tua figlioletta, percio che buono aſpetto ha, io la prenderò volentieri, & ſe valente femmina ſarà, io la mariterò a quel tempo, che convenevole ſarà in maniera
      If you wish to leave this little girl of yours with me, since her appearance is good, I'll gladly take her, and, if she becomes a virtuous woman, I'll marry her when the time is right.
  4. (inorganic chemistry, in combination) valent (having a specified valency)

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

valente

  1. ablative masculine singular of valēns
  2. ablative feminine singular of valēns
  3. ablative neuter singular of valēns

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese valente, from Latin valentem, accusative of valēns (strong), from valeō (I am strong).

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Adjective[edit]

valente m, f (plural valentes, comparable)

  1. valiant; courageous
    Synonyms: bravo, corajoso
    Antonyms: covarde, medroso
  2. (chemistry) valent (having valence)

Noun[edit]

valente m, f (plural valentes)

  1. a valiant person
    Antonyms: covarde, medroso

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