Meaning of COURAGE in English
■ noun the ability to do something that frightens one.
↘strength in the face of pain or grief.
have the ~ of one's convictions act on one's beliefs despite danger or disapproval.
take ~ make an effort to do something that frightens one.
take one's ~ in both hands nerve oneself to do something that frightens one.
ME: from OFr. corage , from L. cor 'heart'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004