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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: , plural of stamen 'thread, thread of life'; STAMEN

stamina

noun
     
stam‧i‧na [uncountable]
physical or mental strength that lets you continue doing something for a long time without getting tired:
You need stamina to be a long-distance runner.
Elaine has the stamina and the determination to succeed.

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