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impotēns (genitive impotentis); third declension

  1. Powerless, weak, feeble, impotent, helpless, puny.
  2. Unable to control, having no power over; incapable of.
  3. Unbridled, unrestrained, headstrong, wild, violent, excessive.


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative impotēns impotentēs impotentia
genitive impotentis impotentium
dative impotentī impotentibus
accusative impotentem impotēns impotentēs impotentia
ablative impotentī impotentibus
vocative impotēns impotentēs impotentia

Derived terms[edit]



  • impotens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • impotens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • impotens” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a man of no self-control, self-indulgent: homo impotens sui
    • despotic, tyrannous rule: dominatio impotens
  • impotens in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016