possibility etymology

English word possibility comes from Latin possum (I am able, can.)

Detailed word origin of possibility

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
possum Latin (lat) I am able, can.
possibilis Latin (lat) Possible, that may exist, that may be done.
possibilitas Late Latin (LL)
possibilite Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
possibilité Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
possibility English (eng) A thing possible; that which may take place or come into being.. An option or choice, usually used in context with future events.. The quality of being possible.

Words with the same origin as possibility

Descendants of possum
firepower horsepower impossible impotent manpower possible potent potential power powerful powering powerless willpower