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English word impotent comes from Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin potens (Being able (to), able; potent, mighty, strong, powerful.).

Impotent etymology ?

Impotent detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
potens Latin (lat) Being able (to), able; potent, mighty, strong, powerful.
impotens Latin (lat) Powerless, weak, feeble, impotent, helpless, puny.. Unable to control, having no power over; incapable of.. Unbridled, unrestrained, headstrong, wild, violent, excessive.
impotent Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
impotent English (eng) A man who has erectile dysfunction.. An impotent or powerless person. (obsolete) Lacking self-restraint.. (of a male) Sterile.. Incapable of sexual intercourse, often because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.. Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless. Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.

Words with the same origin as impotent

Descendants of potens
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