poustie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman pousté, Old French poesté, posté et al., from (the stem of) Latin potestās (power).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpuːsti/, /ˈpaʊsti/

Noun[edit]

poustie (uncountable)

  1. (now Scotland, Ireland) Power, authority.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XIV:
      ‘A, good knyght,’ seyde he, ‘thou arte a foole; for that jantillwoman was the mayster fyende of helle, which hath pouste over all other devyllis [].’