Courage

Etymology: c.1300, from Old French corage (12c., Modern French courage) “heart, innermost feelings; temper,” from Vulgar Latin*coraticum (source of Italian coraggio, Spanish coraje), from Latin cor “heart” (see heart) which remains a common metaphor for inner strength. In Middle English, used broadly for “what is in one’s mind or thoughts,” hence “bravery,” but also “wrath, pride, confidence, lustiness,” or any sort of inclination. Replaced Old English ellen, which also meant “zeal, strength.”

Noun: The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.

Origin: Middle English corage, from Anglo-French curage, from quer, coer heart, from Latin cor — more at the heart. First Known Use: 14th century

Literature: “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage” [Seneca Letters to Lucilius]

Common use: The lion is known to be courageous because of their strength to attack during the night.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/courage

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