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, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • 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 Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016