poten-, pot-, poss-, -potent, -potence, -potency, -potential +

(Latin: power, strength, ability, able; having authority over; rule over, command of)

1. Incapable of having existence or of occurring.
2. Not capable of being accomplished: an impossible goal.
3. Unacceptable; intolerable: impossible behavior.
4. Extremely difficult to deal with or to tolerate: an impossible child; an impossible situation.
Incapability of existing or occurring.
1. The quality or condition of being impotent.
2. Lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble.
3. An abnormal physical or psychological state of a male characterized by his inability to copulate because of failure to have or to maintain an erection; also called, erectile dysfunction.
1. Lacking physical strength or vigor; being weak and feeble.
2. Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless: "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent" (Freeman J. Dyson).
3. Incapable of sexual intercourse, often because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection; sterile, a reference to males.
4. In the past, it has meant: Lacking self-restraint.
1. In a helpless manner.
2. Weakly; without power over the passions.
3. Lacking in power, strength, or vigor.
Mastery of languages.
Possessing great power.
1. Having the power to produce or influence several effects or results.
2. Having the power to do many things; powerful in many respects.
3. Capable of developing into various types of cells, depending on the surrounding conditions.
Nemo tenetur ad impossibile.
No one is bound to an impossibility.

A legal term.

Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit. (Latin saying)
Translation: "No place is so strongly fortified that money could not capture it."

Another way of saying, "Money can buy anything or anyone." In addition, it could mean, "With enough money, one can have everything he/she wants; except good health and eternal life."

From Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 B.C.). Cicero's voluminous writings include poetry (both his own and translations from the Greek); orations (fifty-eight have survived, forty-eight are lost); compositions about rhetoric, philosophy, morals, and politics; as well as letters. His formal discourses are important historically because they contain much information on ancient thoughts. His letters are the primary source for our knowledge of the period.

After Caesar's murder, Cicero violently attacked Mark Antony in his celebrated Philippics. When the second triumvirate was formed, he was put on the list of those who were to be killed and was murdered by Antony's agents.

1. Having no power.
2. An algebraic quantity that when raised to a certain power equals zero.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; regi-; tyran-.