prowess

[ prou-is ]
/ ˈpraʊ ɪs /

noun

exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battle.
exceptional or superior ability, skill, or strength: his prowess as a public speaker.
a valiant or daring deed.

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Origin of prowess

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French proesse, proece goodness, bravery, equivalent to prouprow2 + -esse<Latin -itia-ice

OTHER WORDS FROM prowess

prowessed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prowess

prowess
/ (ˈpraʊɪs) /

noun

outstanding or superior skill or ability
bravery or fearlessness, esp in battle

Word Origin for prowess

C13: from Old French proesce, from prou good; see proud
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