potens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

potēns m, f, n (genitive potentis); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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 potentia
ablative potente, potentī1 potentibus
vocative potēns potentēs potentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

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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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “potens”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • potens” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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

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