puissant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman puissant, pussant, et al., Middle French puissant, poissant, present participle of pooir (to be able), ultimately from Latin posse (be able).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpwɪs(ə)nt/, /ˈpjuːɪs(ə)nt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpjuəsənt/, /ˈpwɪsənt/
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Adjective[edit]

puissant (comparative more puissant, superlative most puissant)

  1. Powerful, mighty, having authority.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb pouvoir, from Latin potēns, potentis.

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puissant m (feminine puissante, masculine plural puissants, feminine plural puissantes)

  1. powerful; mighty

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puissant

  1. powerful; mighty

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