1、vali- "be strong, have power" + -ant.
- valiant: see value
- valiant (adj.)
- early 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), "brave, courageous, intrepid in danger," from Anglo-French vaylant, and Old French vaillant "stalwart, brave," present participle adjective from valoir "be worthy," originally "be strong," from Latin valere "be strong, be well, be worth, have power, be able, be in health," from PIE root *wal- "be strong" (cognates: Old English wealdan "to rule," Old High German -walt, -wald "power" (in personal names), Old Norse valdr "ruler," Old Church Slavonic vlasti "to rule over," Lithuanian valdyti "to have power," Celtic *walos- "ruler," Old Irish flaith "dominion," Welsh gallu "to be able"). As a noun, "valiant person," from c. 1600. Related: Valiantly.
- 1. They talked modestly of their valiant efforts to keep the tanker afloat.
- 2. She made a valiant attempt not to laugh.
- 3. Despite their valiant efforts, they were unable to save the child's life.
- 他们虽然很勇敢地努力抢救, 却没能救回小孩的生命.
- 4. A valiant assault force does not fear a strong fortress.
- 5. A coward considers difficulties as a heavy burden on his back, but a valiant fighter turns difficulties into a stepping - stone for his advance.
- 懦夫把困难当作沉重的包袱, 勇士把困难化作前进的阶梯.
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