(third-person singular simple present mightsomes, present participle mightsoming, simple past and past participle mightsomed)
- (intransitive, dialectal) To be powerful.
From Middle English mightsomen, mihtsomen, apparently an alteration of Middle English nühtsomen, from Old English ġenyhtsumian (“to abound, have abundance, suffice”), from Proto-Germanic *ganuhtsumōną (“to suffice”), from *nuhtiz (“sufficiency, enoughness”), from Proto-Indo-European *eneḱ-, *neḱ- (“to reach, attain”). Cognate with Old High German ginuhtsamōn (“to be sufficient”).
- Usually used adverbially as a mightsome.