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From Proto-Indo-European *pótis (owner, master, host, husband). Cognate with Ancient Greek πόσις (pósis), Sanskrit पति (páti).


potis m, f (neuter pote)

  1. able, capable, possible


Broom icon.svg A user suggests that this entry be cleaned up, giving the reason: “What's "Rarely inflected in the positive sense." supposed to mean? Having a common potis and a neuter pote means there is inflection. So shall it mean it's usually uninflected potis? Or shall it mean that there rarely are other inflected forms like an accusative *potem? If there are other forms, then how is it declined? Or better, which inflected forms are attested? And moreover, when was it declined with other forms?
L&S has "potes ... Varr L. L. 5, § 58 Müll.", so it could depend on the edition which should require a more informative note. Another dictionary mentioned "quantum pote ... Cic. ad Att. 4, 13, 1 M. (Wesenberg quantum potes)." so there it does indeed depend on the edition and the form potes could be an error.”.
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Rarely inflected in the positive sense.

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