valour

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Anglo-Norman valour < continental Old French valor, from Latin valor.

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valour ‎(usually uncountable, plural valours) (British)

  1. Value; worth.
  2. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
  3. (dated) A brave man; a man of valour.

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valour f ‎(oblique plural valours, nominative singular valour, nominative plural valours)

  1. Late Anglo-Norman spelling of valur
    • Flatour est un soubtil enchanteour;
      Car par son vein enchantement
      Fait croire au dame et au seignour
      Que sur tous autres de valour
      Sont plus digne et plus excellent.
      Flattery is a subtle enchanter,
      For by its vain enchantment
      It makes damsels and lords alike believe
      That above all other valorous people
      Are more worthy and more excellent.