pouver

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French povoir, pooir, from early Old French poeir, from Vulgar Latin *potēre ‎(to be able) for Classical Latin posse, present active infinitive of possum. *Potēre was a regularized form from the root potis ‎(able) or formed on the basis of the present participle potens. The v is an epenthetic consonant added to avoid hiatus.

VerbEdit

pouver

  1. (Jersey) can, to be able to

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NounEdit

pouver m ‎(plural pouvers)

  1. (Jersey) power

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