potere

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin potēre, ultimately from Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum. The Latin infinitive potēre was formed analogically in post-classical Latin from the basis of potens, potentis, the present participle of possum (4th century, found in the Vetus Latina).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

potere (transitive, intransitive)

  1. can, could; be able to
  2. may, might; be possible to

Usage notesEdit

This verb is omitted when translating verbs relating to the senses.

  • "You are able to do it." - Lei lo può fare. (uses potere)
  • "She is able to swim." - Sa nuotare. (uses sapere)
  • "I am able to see it." - Lo vedo. (omitted)

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ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

potere m (plural poteri)

  1. power

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