Origin of potence
Related Words for potencenerve, verdure, force, toughness, durability, energy, healthiness, clout, vim, stability, powerfulness, steamroller, puissance, zip, substance, physique, steadiness, sinew, health, sturdiness
Examples from the Web for potence
Historical Examples of potence
The potence of the draught which they had forced through her lips, when she had been insensible, acted on her as an anodyne.Folle-Farine
The first potence is matter and weight—the greatest preponderance of the object.
The third potence is organism (A3), the common product of light and weight.
The second potence is light (A2), an inner—as weight is an outer—intuition of nature.
Genius has never fruited to full bloom and potence, because the mothers have so seldom realised the greatness of their task.Feminism and Sex-Extinction
"potency," early 15c., from Old French potence "power," from Latin potentia (see potent).