See also: Valente

Galician

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese valente, borrowed from Latin valentem, accusative of valēns (strong).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [baˈlentɪ], [baˈlɛntɪ]

Adjective

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valente m or f (plural valentes)

  1. courageous, valiant
  2. (archaic) strong
  3. (archaic) worthy
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References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “valente”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “valente”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • valente” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • valente” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • valente” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Latin valentem (strong).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /vaˈlɛn.te/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnte
  • Hyphenation: va‧lèn‧te

Participle

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valente (plural valenti)

  1. present participle of valere

Adjective

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valente (plural valenti, superlative valentissimo)

  1. able, talented
    • 1530, Pietro Bembo, “Libro terzo, Capitolo II [Third Book, Chapter 2]”, in Gli asolani, published 1989:
      mossa dal chiaro grido che i tre giovani aveano di valenti e di scienziati, ne le prese talento di volere intendere quali stati fossero i loro ragionamenti
      Given the clear fame of the three young men as talented and men of science, she found herself wanting to know what their reasonings were.
  2. (archaic) valiant, brave
    • c. 1260s, Brunetto Latini, Il tesoretto [The Treasure], collected in Raccolta di rime antiche toscane: Volume primo, Palermo: Giuseppe Assenzio, published 1817, page 9, lines 1–5:
      Al valente Signore,
      Di cui non so migliore
      Sù la terra trovare
      To the valiant lord, of which I can't find a better one on this earth
    • early-mid 1310smid 1310s, Dante Alighieri, “Canto IV”, in Purgatorio [Purgatory]‎[1], lines 112–114; republished as Giorgio Petrocchi, editor, La Commedia secondo l'antica vulgata [The Commedia according to the ancient vulgate]‎[2], 2nd revised edition, Florence: publ. Le Lettere, 1994:
      Allor si volse a noi e puose mente,
      movendo ’l viso pur su per la coscia,
      e disse: «Or va tu sù, che se’ valente!».
      Then he turned round to us, and he gave heed, just lifting up his eyes above his thigh, and said: "Now go you up, for you are valiant."
    • 1799, Vittorio Alfieri, “Avvenimenti”, in Misogallo [The French-Hater]‎[3], London, page 21:
      Qualora un popolo, che geme oppresso sotto un’ingiusta, e non meritata tirannide, perviene ribellandosi a distruggere con la viva, e generosa forza la forza opprimente, egli è questo per certo un popolo appassionato, valente, apprezzabile, e meritevole di libertà.
      When a people, that moans oppressed under an unjust and undeserved tyranny, comes, by rebelling, to destroy the oppressing force with the living, generous force, it is certainly an ardent, brave, appreciable people, and deserving of freedom.
  3. (archaic) wise; virtuous
    • 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, “Giornata seconda, Novella VIII [Second Day, Novel 8]”, in Decamerone [Decameron]‎[4], Tommaso Hedlin, published 1527, page 58:
      se tu ti contenti di lasciare appresso di me questa tua figlioletta, percio che buono aspetto ha, io la prenderò volentieri, et se valente femmina sarà, io la mariterò a quel tempo, che convenevole sarà in maniera
      If you wish to leave this little girl of yours with me, since her appearance is good, I'll gladly take her, and, if she becomes a virtuous woman, I'll marry her when the time is right.
  4. (inorganic chemistry, in combination) valent (having a specified valency)

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Latin

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Participle

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valente

  1. ablative masculine/feminine/neuter singular of valēns

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese valente, from Latin valentem (strong), from valeō (to be strong).

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Adjective

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valente m or f (plural valentes)

  1. valiant; courageous
    Synonyms: bravo, corajoso
    Antonyms: covarde, medroso
  2. (chemistry) valent (having valence)

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valente m or f by sense (plural valentes)

  1. a valiant person
    Antonyms: covarde, medroso

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