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

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

puissant (adjective), more puissant, most puissant
1. Powerful or mighty: Estella saw the puissant jaws of the alligator as they gripped its prey.
2. Etymology: first from Latin posse, "be able"; from potens, "able, mighty, powerful"; then from French puissaunt and puissant.
Very potent.
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Mighty strong.
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puissantly (adverb), more puissantly, most puissantly
In a powerful manner; regarding how a person does something with great strength and stamina: Tina was puissantly running stronger and faster than her running partner.

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Powerful stamina.
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salsipotence (s) (noun) (no pl)
An epithet pertaining to Neptune, the Roman god of the sea: Jack read about salsipotence as referring to Neptune who, in Roman mythology, was thought to be the god of water., and was later likened to the Greek Poseidon.
salsipotent (adjective), more salsipotent, most salsipotent
Pertaining to the control of power over the sea: In Roman mythology, Neptune was salsipotent and was the Roman god of the sea.
sapientipotence (s) (noun) (no pl)
Intelligence and very good judgement: Lynn's father certainly possessed a lot of sapientipotence in that he had accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and, with age, a great amount of wisdom.
Having great wisdom or power derived from possessing great knowledge.
Scientia est potentia.
Knowledge is power.

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Sole power; a unique power.
1. Reduction in potency, as of a drug.
2. Reduction in the power to transmit hereditary characteristics.
Of greater than normal or acceptable potency.
1. An extremely powerful nation; especially, one capable of influencing international events and the acts and policies of less powerful nations.
2. Power greater in scope or magnitude than that which is considered natural or has previously existed.
3. Power; especially, mechanical or electric power, on an extremely large scale secured by the linking together of a number of separate power systems, with a view to more efficient and economical generation and distribution.
thermal power plant (s) (noun), thermal power plants (pl)
A generating facility that uses heat to produce electrical power: Thermal power plants produce electric energy from steam energy that has been released by water when it is raised to a high temperature, turns into steam, and spins a steam turbine which drives an electrical generator.

As with other related "plant" references, this entry is believed to be linked to the action of pressing on a shovel, or some other planting device, with the "sole of the foot" in order to work the soil for planting.


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-.