Etymology
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valor (n.)

c. 1300, "value, worth," from Old French valor, valour "valor, moral worth, merit, courage, virtue" (12c.), from Late Latin valorem (nominative valor) "value, worth" (in Medieval Latin "strength, valor"), from stem of Latin valere "be strong, be worth" (from PIE root *wal- "to be strong"). 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").

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Definitions of valor

valor (n.)
the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle);
he received a medal for valor
Synonyms: heroism / gallantry / valour / valorousness / valiance / valiancy
From wordnet.princeton.edu