Courage! – What a wonderful word! ( i see skies of bluueee… no wait – wrong song.) 🙂
online etymological dictionary: ( etymonline.com)
c.1300, from O.Fr. corage, from V.L. *coraticum, from L. cor “heart,” which remains a common metaphor for inner strength. In M.E., used broadly for “what is in one’s mind or thoughts,” hence “bravery,” but also “wrath, pride, confidence, lustiness,” or any sort of inclination. Replaced O.E. ellen, which also meant “zeal, strength.”
To Hearten – give or from one’s heart.
Let the conversation commence! 🙂
(puts on Armour for this joust).