Definition of pondus in US English:

pondus

noun

literary
  • A weight. Now chiefly figurative: a power to influence or bias, a moral force.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Tobias Whitaker (bap. 1596, d. 1664), physician. From classical Latin pondus weight, a weight, importance, influence, gravity, solemnity, stability, steadfastness from an ablaut variant ( o -grade) of the stem of pendere to weigh, consider.

Pronunciation

pondus

/ˈpɒndəs/