posso

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈposːo/, [ˈpo̞s̠ːo̞]
  • Rhymes: -osːo
  • Syllabification(key): pos‧so

Noun[edit]

posso

  1. (dialectal) Synonym of possumunkki

Declension[edit]

Inflection of posso (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative posso possot
genitive posson possojen
partitive possoa possoja
illative possoon possoihin
singular plural
nominative posso possot
accusative nom. posso possot
gen. posson
genitive posson possojen
partitive possoa possoja
inessive possossa possoissa
elative possosta possoista
illative possoon possoihin
adessive possolla possoilla
ablative possolta possoilta
allative possolle possoille
essive possona possoina
translative possoksi possoiksi
instructive possoin
abessive possotta possoitta
comitative possoineen
Possessive forms of posso (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person possoni possomme
2nd person possosi possonne
3rd person possonsa

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

posso

  1. first-person singular present indicative of potere
    posso?May I?; Excuse me please.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Partial regularization of the Classical Latin possum. The form possō is found beginning in the early second century CE in the letters of Claudius Terentianus.[1] The infinitive potēre and the 1SG imperfect potēbam are attested several times in the sixth century CE, while poteō (replacing possō and reflecting a full regularization of the verb) is first attested in 745 CE.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

possō (present infinitive potēre, perfect active potuī, supine *potūtum); second conjugation

  1. (Vulgar Latin) I can, I am able to

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rubattu, Antoninu (2006), “potere/2”, in Dizionario universale della lingua di Sardegna, 2nd edition, Sassari: Edes
  1. ^ Laurent, Richard. 1999. Past participles from Latin to Romance. Berkeley: University of California Press. §2.1.2.
  2. ^ Grandgent, Charles Hall. 1907. An introduction to Vulgar Latin. Boston: D.C. Heath & Co. §403.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔ.su/, [ˈpɔ.su]

  • Hyphenation: pos‧so

Verb[edit]

posso

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of poder