Umm... no that's not what it meant. It's from the old french and meant unmarried or chaste girl.<br />
I'm sorry. What? If you want to make up your own history don't call it common sense. If you want to know what the word originally meant, then etymology is what you require.
'potent' is your own construction - it's not in the word or its origins. You can't just take a meaning like 'marriageable' and create associations and imply that's what the word meant. It emerged from Latin, where it already had been clearly defined.
No, not a blind belief - based on historical documentary evidence beginning in Latin with a traceable trail through to English. Where do your wacky ideas come from?
Let me know if there are any big words you don't understand. I mean seriously - you spout this stuff with no evidence and then decide to act arrogant? Prove it or shut up.
Since you've offered zero support, arguments or evidence for your case, that's what your score is - zero.
-ure = yes, i know what it means but it's completely irrelevant. What's the point of defining it or any dialogue with you if you prefer your fertile imagination ('common sense' in your parlance) to etymology, history of language and accepted definitions?
whatever one knows just don't forget that MEN are everywhere...as menopause, menstruation woMEN etc
Well, I like the idea.