No Matter How You Say It: Courage

by | Apr 19, 2022 | No Matter How You Say It | 0 comments

Word Origin

The origin of Courage is from Old French corage meaning “heart, innermost feelings; temper”.  Can you see how courage springs from the heart?

From Etymology Online Dictionary

Sign Language

Check out the following links from www.handspeak.com for the American Sign Language interpretation of the words

Courageous

Fear

Can you see how courage starts in the heart and fear covers the heart?

Courage Idioms

Put on a brave face.
Take heart.
Chin up!
Face [up to] your fears.
Who dares wins.
Fortune favours the brave.
Have the courage of your convictions.
Pluck up the courage
Screw your courage to the sticking place.
It’s now or never!
Be as bold as brass.
[Don’t] lose your nerve.
Discretion is the better part of valour.

From Purland Training

Translations

Ukranian – Сміливість  (sounds like Smilyvistʹ)

Spanish – Coraje

French – Courage

German – Mut

Hawaiian – Ka wiwo ole

 

see Google Translate for the pronunciations

 

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