ETYM Latin potentia, from potens, -entis, potent. Related to Potent, Potance, Potence, Puissance.
1. Capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; SYN. effectiveness, strength.
2. The state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse.
ETYM French, from puissant. Related to Puissant, Potency, Potance, Potence.
Power to influence or coerce.
Enduring strength and energy; SYN. staying power, toughness.
ETYM Old Eng. strengthe, as. strengthu, from strang strong. Related to Strong.
1. The condition of financial success.
2. The property of being physically or mentally strong.