prowesses

prowess

[prou-is]
noun
1.
exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battle.
2.
exceptional or superior ability, skill, or strength: his prowess as a public speaker.
3.
a valiant or daring deed.

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

prowessed, adjective
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prowess (ˈpraʊɪs)
 
n
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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prowess
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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