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potestas

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From verb possum (able), with noun of state suffix -tas

PronunciationEdit

(Classical) IPA(key): /poˈtestaːs/

NounEdit

potestas f (genitive potestātis); third declension

  1. power, ability
  2. mastery, control
  3. authority, jurisdiction
  4. dominion, political power
  5. right, legal power
  6. (of a word) meaning
  7. possibility, opportunity

Related termsEdit

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative potestas potestātēs
genitive potestātis potestātum
dative potestātī potestātibus
accusative potestātem potestātēs
ablative potestāte potestātibus
vocative potestas potestātēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • potestas in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879