potentia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From potēns, present active participle of possum ‎(I am able).

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Noun[edit]

potentia f ‎(genitive potentiae); first declension

  1. force, power, might
  2. ability, capacity
  3. political power, authority, influence, sway

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative potentia potentiae
genitive potentiae potentiārum
dative potentiae potentiīs
accusative potentiam potentiās
ablative potentiā potentiīs
vocative potentia potentiae

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Participle[edit]

potentia

  1. nominative neuter plural of potēns
  2. accusative neuter plural of potēns
  3. vocative neuter plural of potēns

References[edit]

  • potentia in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • potentia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • POTENTIA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • potentia in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to acquire influence: opes, gratiam, potentiam consequi
    • (ambiguous) oligarchy: paucorum dominatio or potentia
  • potentia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • potentia in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • potentia in William Smith., editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • potentia in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press