Pronounced: SUB-ruh-gate, verb

Notes: This word has a much more common synonym

Yesterday’s word

The word puissant means “potent”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1400s

Background / Comments

Our word sounds a lot more run to use that ‘potent’. If you think it looks French, you are correct: it came into English from French. The French word came from the Latin word posse (to be able).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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