potens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of possum (be able (to)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpo.tens/, [ˈpɔt̪ẽːs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpo.tens/, [ˈpɔːt̪ɛns]
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Adjective[edit]

potēns (genitive potentis, comparative potentior, superlative potentissimus, adverb potenter); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. being able (to), able; potent, mighty, strong, powerful

Declension[edit]

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative potēns potentēs potentia
Genitive potentis potentium
Dative potentī potentibus
Accusative potentem potēns potentēs
potentīs
potentia
Ablative potente
potentī1
potentibus
Vocative potēns potentēs potentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: potent
  • French: puissant
  • Italian: potente

References[edit]

  • potens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • potens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • potens in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • potens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) oligarchy: paucorum dominatio or potentia
  • potens in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin potentia.

Noun[edit]

potens m (definite singular potensen, indefinite plural potenser, definite plural potensene)

  1. potency
  2. (mathematics) power

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin potentia.

Noun[edit]

potens m (definite singular potensen, indefinite plural potensar, definite plural potensane)

  1. potency
  2. (mathematics) power

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin potentia.

Noun[edit]

potens c

  1. potential, power

Declension[edit]

Declension of potens 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative potens potensen potenser potenserna
Genitive potens potensens potensers potensernas

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