Value. Looks like we’re back down to two syllables.
Value first showed up in the early fourteenth century, coming from the Old French value, which has the same meaning. That value is a noun version of another word, valoir, which comes from the classical Latin valere, a word for one who is strong and of value. That word can be traced back to the Proto Indo European wal-, which means “be strong”.
Okay, I may have oversold it when I said that these would all be interesting. But you probably figured that out already.
University of Texas at Austin Linguistic Research Center