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valor
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

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Definition
exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle
  • My son and my son's son are vying with one another in valour.'
    Book 24 (92% in)
  • So spake he and all kept silence; and Alcinous alone answered him, saying: 'Stranger, forasmuch as these thy words are not ill-taken in our gathering, but thou wouldest fain show forth the valour which keeps thee company, being angry that yonder man stood by thee in the lists, and taunted thee, in such sort as no mortal would speak lightly of thine excellence, who had knowledge of sound words; nay now, mark my speech; so shalt thou have somewhat to tell another hero, when with thy wife...
    Book 8 (41% in)
  • But to me they gave a very small gift and assigned me a dwelling, and I took unto me a wife, the daughter of men that had wide lands, by reason of my valour, for that I was no weakling nor a dastard; but now all my might has failed me, yet even so I deem that thou mightest guess from seeing the stubble what the grain has been, for of trouble I have plenty and to spare.
    Book 14 (40% in)

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