exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battle.
exceptional or superior ability, skill, or strength: his prowess as a public speaker.
a valiant or daring deed.

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French proesse, proece goodness, bravery, equivalent to prou prow2 + -esse < Latin -itia -ice

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prowess (ˈpraʊɪs)
1.  outstanding or superior skill or ability
2.  bravery or fearlessness, esp in battle
[C13: from Old French proesce, from prou good; see proud]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., prouesse, from O.Fr. proece (Fr. prouesse), from prou, variant of prud "brave, valiant," from V.L. *prodem (cf. Sp. proeza, It. prodezza; see proud). Prow was in M.E. as a noun meaning "advantage, profit," also as a related adj., but it has become obsolete.
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Example sentences
He has no particular record either of military prowess or of outstanding
  administrative ability.
In admitting graduate students, you look for promise and potential as much as
Depending on egos involved, you may cut yourself off at the knees if you go on
  and on about your prowess in that area.
His supple intellect, burgeoning political ambitions, and organizing prowess
  have garnered far less attention.
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