This is one of those Amazonian feats which prove the valour of the women of other days.
There were no resources for them in emotions of valour or patriotism.
Of course the love of courtesy, valour, and learning were deeply rooted in the age, or the womans sympathy could not have existed.
On this occasion I was decorated by the Italian Commander for valour.
Where should strength and valour blossom, Land of rocks, if not in thee?
Give a proof of your valour, of your intrepidity, of your courage!
He could wait until his valour, somewhat cowed, should return again, and imbue him with a fresh impulse.
To prove my valour, gracious lord, since thou didst desire it.
The Hindu supplies the brains and the Muhammadan the valour.
Still discretion might have been the best part of valour in this case.
c.1300, "value, worth," from Old French valour "strength, value, valor," from Late Latin valorem (nominative valor) "value, worth," from stem of Latin valere "be worth, be strong" (see valiant). The meaning "courage" is first recorded 1580s, from Italian valore, from the same Late Latin word. (The Middle English word also had a sense of "worth or worthiness in respect of manly qualities").