potere

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin possum, posse. The Latin infinitive potēre was formed analogically in post-classical Latin from the basis of potens, potentis, the present participle of possum (4th century, found in the Vetus Latina).

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Verb[edit]

potere

  1. (transitive, intransitive) can, could; be able to
  2. (transitive, intransitive) may, might; be possible to

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is omitted when translating verbs relating to the senses:

Lei lo può fare. (uses potere)She is able to do it.
Sa nuotare. (uses sapere)She is able to swim.
Lo vedo. (omitted)I can see it.

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Noun[edit]

potere m (plural poteri)

  1. power

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pōtēre

  1. second-person singular present passive subjunctive of pōtō