potence

[ poht-ns ]
/ ˈpoʊt ns /

noun


Nearby words

  1. potch,
  2. poteen,
  3. potemkin,
  4. potemkin village,
  5. potemkin, grigori aleksandrovich,
  6. potency,
  7. potent,
  8. potentate,
  9. potential,
  10. potential cautery

Origin of potence

1375–1425; late Middle English < Old French < Latin potentia potency

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Word Origin and History for potence

potence

n.

"potency," early 15c., from Old French potence "power," from Latin potentia (see potent).

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