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probably modification of Middle French potencé having arms like a crutch, from potence crutch
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Patos, Lagoa dos
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“Patonce.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patonce. Accessed 15 December 2019.
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delight or enjoyment
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