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