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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Latin LOLCat: Wanting
Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The English word "posse" does indeed come from this Latin infinitive, posse, meaning "to be able" - details here at Etymonline.com. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.
Aliud est velle, aliud posse. Wanting is one thing; being able to do it is another.