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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin potens, potentis (powerful, strong, potent), present participle of posse (to be able), from potis (able, powerful, originally a lord, master).

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potent (comparative more potent, superlative most potent)

  1. Possessing strength.
    a potent argument
  2. Powerfully effective.
    a potent medicine
  3. Having a sharp or offensive taste.
  4. (of a male) Able to procreate.
  5. Very powerful or effective.

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NounEdit

potent (plural potents)

 
Potent.
  1. (heraldry) A heraldic fur formed by a regular tessellation of blue and white T shapes.
  2. (obsolete) A prince; a potentate.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) A staff or crutch.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin potens, potentem.

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potent (feminine potenta, masculine plural potents, feminine plural potentes)

  1. powerful
  2. potent (capable of sexual intercourse)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin potens. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /poːˈtɛnt/
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  • Hyphenation: po‧tent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

AdjectiveEdit

potent (not comparable)

  1. (of males) capable of procreation, potent

InflectionEdit

Inflection of potent
uninflected potent
inflected potente
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial potent
indefinite m./f. sing. potente
n. sing. potent
plural potente
definite potente
partitive potents

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potent (comparative potenter, superlative am potentsten)

  1. potent

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LatinEdit

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin potens, potentem.

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potent m or n (feminine singular potentă, masculine plural potenți, feminine and neuter plural potente)

  1. (literary) potent, strong, vigorous, virile

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potent

  1. potent, being effective in small quantities.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of potent
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular potent mer potent mest potent
Neuter singular potent mer potent mest potent
Plural potenta mer potenta mest potenta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 potente mer potente mest potente
All potenta mer potenta mest potenta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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