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- adj. Patient; longsuffering; forbearing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Patient; forbearing.
From Middle English tholemod, from Old English þolmōd, þolemōd ("forbearing, patient, of a patient disposition; patience, endurance"), equivalent to thole + mood. Cognate with Icelandic þolinmódur ("patient"), Swedish tålmodig ("patient"), Danish tålmodig ("patient"). (Wiktionary)
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