-able


-able
a suffix meaning "capable of, susceptible of, fit for, tending to, given to," associated in meaning with the word able, occurring in loanwords from Latin (laudable); used in English as a highly productive suffix to form adjectives by addition to stems of any origin (teachable; photographable).
Also, -ble, -ible.
[ME < OF < L -abilis, equiv. to -a- final vowel of 1st conjugation v. stems + -bilis]

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Universalium. 2010.


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