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valiente (Adjective, Noun) "valient;" "valient person"

10th cent. meaning of "worthy;" the modern sense of valor is from the 12th cent. An adjectival from Latin valentem, accusative of valens 'id.' From valere "to be strong" (see valer).

Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Portuguese valete, Catalan valent, French vaillant, Italian valente