noun Etymology: Middle English valour worth, worthiness, bravery, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin valor, from Latin valēre to be of worth, be strong — more at wield Date: 14th century strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness ; personal bravery

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  • Valor — Val or, n. [OE. valour, OF. valor, valur, valour, F. valeur, LL. valor, fr. L. valere to be strong, or worth. See {Valiant}.] [Written also {valour}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Value; worth. [Obs.] The valor of a penny. Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Válor — Données générales Pays  Espagne Communauté autonome …   Wikipédia en Français

  • valor — (n.) c.1300, value, worth, from O.Fr. valour strength, value, valor, from L.L. valorem (nom. valor) value, worth, from stem of L. valere be worth, be strong (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)). The meaning courage is first recorded 1580s, from It. valore …   Etymology dictionary

  • valor — [val′ər] n. [ME, monetary worth < OFr valour < LL valor, worth < L valere, to be strong: see VALUE] marked courage or bravery: Brit. sp. Brit. valour …   English World dictionary

  • Valor — (lat., fr. Valeur), 1) Werth, Gehalt, Gültigkeit einer Münze. Daher: V. extrinsĕcus, der äußere, u. V. intrinsĕcus, der innere Werth einer Münze; 2) (Hdlsw.), so v.w. Valuta …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Vālor — (lat., franz. valeur), Gehalt, Wert; Gültigkeit einer Münze, soviel wie Valuta …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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