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English word willpower comes from English power, English will.

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Willpower detailed word origin explanation

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power English (eng) (Singapore, colloquial) Impressive. (transitive) To hit or kick something forcefully.. (transitive) To provide power for (a mechanical or electronic device).. To enable or provide the impetus for. (biblical, in plural) In Christian angelology, an intermediate level of angels, ranked above archangels, but exact position varies by classification scheme.. (countable) Ability to affect or [...]
will English (eng) (auxiliary) To be able to, to have the capacity to. [from 14th c.]. (auxiliary) To choose to (do something), used to express intention but without any temporal connotations (+ bare infinitive). [from 10th c.]. (auxiliary) To habitually do (a given action). [from 9th c.]. (auxiliary) Used to express the future tense, sometimes with some implication of volition when used in the first person. [...]
willpower English (eng) The unwavering strength of will to carry out one's wishes.

Words with the same origin as willpower

Descendants of will
nill nould vill wilco