Vocabulary Building: “OMNIPOTENT” – Meaning and Usage

In today’s video we’ll continue to expand our vocabulary and learn a new English word – “omnipotent.”

Let’s break it into parts and learn the word’s origin.

The root of the word – “potent” comes from Latin “potentis,” which means “powerful.”

Prefix “omni-” also comes from Latin and means “all.”

And thus, the literal meaning of “omnipotent” is simply “all-powerful.”

The word “omnipotent” almost always refers to a god or a deity and means just that – all-powerful, capable of anything.

And here is an example of how to use the word in a sentence:

“Some gods in some religions are omnipotent.”



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