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Old Spanish[edit]


From Late Latin fortia, from Latin fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort).



fuerça f (usually uncountable)

  1. strength, might, power (physical power)
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 20r. a.
      Q̃ saq̃ſt de t̃ra de egypto. con fuerça grãt & cõ mano fuert.
      Whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand.
    • Idem, f. 82v. a.
      e cortol los cabellos e ſperto ſãpſõ e nõ ouo nada de fuerça e priſierõ le los philiſteos
      then she cut his hair and Sampson woke up having no strength, and then the Philistines took him prisoner

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