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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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