non possumus


non pos·​su·​mus ˌnän-ˈpä-sə-məs How to pronounce non possumus (audio)
: a statement expressing inability to do something

Word History


Latin, we cannot

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non possumus was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Non possumus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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