Monday, June 28, 2010

word of the day :: puissant

[pyoo-uh-suh nt, pyoo-is-uh nt, pwis-uh nt]

–adjective Literary
powerful; mighty; potent
1400–50;  late ME < MF < VL *possent-  (s. of *possēns ), for Lpotent-  (s. of potēns ), prp. of posse  to be able, have power; seepotent-ant

"Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks."
:: John Milton ::

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