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- interj. Do not despair.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nothing, is to be despaired of—that is, never despair, or never give up.
Latin nīl ‘nothing’, dēspērandum, gerund of dēspērāre ‘despair’, as used in Nil desperandum Teucro duce at auspice Teucro ‘no need to despair with Teucer as your leader and Teucer to protect you’, in Horace, Odes. (Wiktionary)
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