pouver

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French povoir, pooir, from early Old French poeir, from Vulgar Latin *potēre (to be able) for Classical Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum. *Potēre was a regularized form from the root potis (able) or formed on the basis of the present participle potens. The v is an epenthetic consonant added to avoid hiatus.

Verb[edit]

pouver

  1. (Jersey) can, to be able to

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Noun[edit]

pouver m (plural pouvers)

  1. (Jersey) power

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