non possumus

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non%20possumus. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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