armipotent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin armipotēns.

AdjectiveEdit

armipotent (comparative more armipotent, superlative most armipotent)

  1. (obsolete) Powerful in battle.
    • 1715, Homer, Iliad, translated by Alexander Pope, Book XIII:
      Swift at the word bold Merion snatch’d a spear
      And, breathing slaughter, follow’d to the war.
      So Mars armipotent invades the plain,
      (The wide destroyer of the race of man,)

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NounEdit

armipotent (plural armipotents)

  1. (poetic, archaic) A powerful combatant.
    • 1825, Eileen Archer, Saragossa
      The two armipotents brought up their respective legions, thirsting for glory.
    • 1917, Thomas Hardy, I Met a Man
      With violence the lands are spread / Even as in Israel's day, / And it repenteth me I bred / Chartered armipotents lust-led / To feuds []

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