From Middle English prowesse, prouwesse, prouesce, from Old French proeche, proesce, proeësche (“goodness; excellence; bravery”), from Old French prou, preu, prouz, pruz, proz (“good; excellent; brave”). Compare English proud.
- Skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity.
- Distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism
skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity
distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism
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