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Valerius is derived from "Volesus" or "Volusus", which in turn is derived from "valere", to be strong.

Valentinus is derived from "valens" meaning "healthy, strong"

So "valere" comes from "valens"?

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Valens is the present active participle of valēre: "being strong".

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  • And what is the connection betwen "valeō" and "valere"?
    – Ark25
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 7:10
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    @Ark25 They are the same thing. They are different forms of the same verb, and you can use either one to refer to it. More precisely, valeo is "I am strong" and valere is "to be strong".
    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 14:32

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