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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *potēre, from Latin possum, posse. 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).

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VerbEdit

potere

  1. (transitive, intransitive) can, could; be able to
  2. (transitive, intransitive) may, might; be possible to

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

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

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

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NounEdit

potere m (plural poteri)

  1. power

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