potenza etymology

Italian word potenza comes from Latin -ius, Latin sum ((copulative) I am, exist, have (with dative).), Proto-Italic *potis

Detailed word origin of potenza

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ius Latin (lat) Genitive suffix for some irregular pronouns. Forming adjectives from nouns.
sum Latin (lat) (copulative) I am, exist, have (with dative).
*potis Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
potis Latin (lat) Able, capable, possible.
posse Latin (lat) (post-Classical) force, body of men. (scholastic Latin) potentiality, capability of being. Power, ability "to be able (to)".
potentia Latin (lat) Ability, capacity. Force, power, might. Political power, authority, influence, sway.
potenza Italian (ita) (geology) thickness. (mathematics) power. (pharmacology) potency. (philosophy) potential. (physics, electronics) power, capacity. Power (nation or state). Power, strength, force, authority. Powerful or influential person, authority.

Words with the same origin as potenza

Descendants of -ius
alzare colloquio consiglio coscienza desiderio edificio evidente forza giudizio infanzia mestiere minaccia ministero rivedere suicidio territorio traccia ufficio unione vergogna visione visitare viso vista visto
Descendants of sum
assente ente essenziale essenzialmente onnipotente possibile potente potere presentare presentazione rappresentante rappresentazione senza
Descendants of *potis
hotel ospedale ospitalità ospitare ospite ospizio possedere posseduto possesso